Several hundreds of key representatives from the European cosmetics industry gathered in Brussels to discuss the importance of the industry on the European economy and how it can build for a sustainable future. Sirpa Pietikainen, chair of Globe EU and a Member of European Parliament said, "The challenge is exponentially speeding up and that means we have more serious threats, sooner and faster, and we have to react, sooner and faster." Closing the session, Bertil Heerink, Colipa's Director-General concluded that innovation and sustainable development go hand-in-hand. “We can be proud that sustainability in our industry is clearly articulated within our Association. We can also be proud of our performance, but there is no room for complacency. Our industry needs to continue to make sustainability a reality." Select the option above to read the full article.