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Univar and Cargill Beauty Announce a Distribution Partnership

January 16, 2018 | Contact Author | By: Jennifer Novoseletsky
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Organic personal care

Keywords: Univar | Cargill Beauty | announcement | distribution partnership | personal care | COSMOS certification | EcoCert | green chemicals | organic farming | environmentally-friendly | ingredients

Abstract: “[Univar] brings great expertise in sales, marketing, formulation and communication, and a vision that fits perfectly with Cargill Beauty’s strategy. This agreement provides a solid foundation to bring our unique and differentiated nature-derived, label-friendly and highly functional offering to the global personal care market.”

Univar and Cargill Beauty announced a distribution partnership for Cargill’s personal care portfolio in the EMEA market as of Jan. 1, 2018.

The portfolio is diverse in offerings to develop eco-labeled and certified solutions. It includes patented, nature-derived texturizing agents, which deliver on performance and comply with COSMOS standards.

Under the COSMOS certification, a formulation must follow EcoCert principles with the use of organic farming, environmentally safe production and manufacturing for human health and include or focus on the concept of “green chemicals.”

“Working with Cargill Beauty gives us the ability to continue our commitment to sustainability by expanding our nature-derived portfolio and deliver unsurpassed value to our personal care customers who demand environmentally-conscious ingredients,” said Matthew Ottaway, vice president of focused industries in EMEA, Univar. “Coupled with Univar’s personal care expertise and market analysis, we can offer an attractive package of sustainable, nature-inspired products and value-added services. These services include illustrative formulations and technical assistance that help our existing and future customers meet ever-growing consumer demands for more natural ingredients and real perceived product benefits.”

“With Univar, we have found a leading distributor who can really open doors for Cargill,” added Tony Jaillot, general manager, Cargill Beauty. “The company brings great expertise in sales, marketing, formulation and communication, and a vision that fits perfectly with Cargill Beauty’s strategy. This agreement provides a solid foundation to bring our unique and differentiated nature-derived, label-friendly and highly functional offering to the global personal care market.”