Wednesday, May 27, 2020Cosmetics news

UNITIS Open Letter to the organizers of cosmetic events: "Be realistic, postpone to 2021!"

Lettre ouverte d'UNITIS aux organisateurs d'événements cosmétiques

Representatives of the cosmetic ingredients industry speak with one voice and send the same message: just like the EFfCI, UNITIS, the European Organization of Cosmetic Ingredients, Industries and Services has just published an open letter to cosmetic event organisers. With a clear request: in the global context of the Covid-19 pandemic, the time is not for physical gatherings but for their postponement to 2021.

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The text of “Open letter to the organizers of cosmetic events”, from UNITIS

The Covid-19 pandemic, with the sad loss of numerous human lives, is bringing an important social and economic global crisis that is already impacting deeply the cosmetics industry worldwide.

There is still a big uncertainty on how the pandemic will evolve in the different countries of the world and for how long the current international restrictions to movement will be in place.

This situation forces all the players of the industry to rethink which are the priorities for the next following months. Nowadays, the top priority is protecting the health and safety of the employees of the whole supply chain whilst recovering the industrial production and the R&D projects in order to adapt to a new situation demanding new commercial approaches and under an enormous pression to reduce costs.

Consequently, the industry is not in the position to invest efforts, time and money in organizing or attending exhibitions and, for safety purposes, most of the companies of the sector have issued internal policies limiting the travels of their teams and prohibiting the attendance to large events. Those policies are likely to remain in practice for the whole …

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