Public consultation

Give us your feedback
on the EBS methodology and scoring system

What is ecobeautyscore?

Created by just over 70 members, including manufacturers and trade associations, the EcoBeautyScore (EBS) methodology and scoring system is open to all manufacturers of cosmetic products, all over the world, on a voluntary basis.   
The EcoBeauty Score Consortium ambition is to deliver a harmonized industry scoring system, based on the environmental impact assessment of the cosmetics products, thus provide a harmonized communication to consumers and encourage enhanced environmental performance of products. It will provide consumers with clear, transparent, and comparable environmental impact information, based on a common science-driven methodology.

The aim of this public consultation is to provide all relevant stakeholders with the opportunity to review and comment on the EBS methodology and scoring system and contribute their observations before the EBS methodologies are finalized and are launched on the market for a selection of product categories (including shampoo and face moisturizers). 

Review documents

All comments received during that period will be analysed and made publicly available via the EBS website. Once all comments have been processed, a summary of shareholder feedback and responses will be published. This will trigger the second stage of the consultation, lasting 30 days, during which those who contributed to the public consultation will have the opportunity to assess whether their comments have been adequately addressed.  No new comments from new contributors will be assessed during the second phase of the consultation. Therefore, it is critical that you submit all your comments during the first 60-day consultation period. 

It is planned that EBS will initially be launched across Europe in 2024, therefore the public consultation will have a particular focus on this region, although we welcome comments from the cosmetics’ ecosystem globally.  
In order to have the largest reach, several national and regional trade associations will be contacted so that they can reach out to their members and relevant stakeholders and so that global cosmetics stakeholders are made aware and can send their comments as part of this first consultation process. 
At this stage, all documents will only be available in English. 
To the extent necessary, prior to the EBS being launched in other countries and regions outside the EU, additional targeted consultations may be planned. 

The EBS Project Management Team has prepared a webinar where experts explain the development of the methodologies.
The webinar deck will be added in the documents list below when the webinar will start.
Furthermore, the EBS Project Management Team will be hosting 2 live webinars over the public consultation period. We kindly invite you to join any of the webinar sessions as per below.