Nanomaterials have been included in a 'science scorecard' initiative launched by 18 organisations in the US active within cosmetics production.  Together with NGO 'Forum for the Future', companies such as Walmart and Target developed a scorecard system to encourage responsible product development, called "Beauty and personal care product sustainability rating system'.

32 Key Performance Indictaors (KPIs) were identified for sustainable products and grouped into areas such as human health impact, resource use and emissions, ingredient disclosure and impacts of packaging.  Products will be assessed against KPIs, with companies encouraged to use external auditors for the process.

Nanomaterials (NM) are mentioned as part of the ingredient disclosure KPIs, with the aim that they should be clearly listed as a NM on the packaging or online.

The scorecard can be found here.



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