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The Estée Lauder Companies developed the green score tool to track and score beauty products



The Estée Lauder Companies has developed a method to score ingredients, products, and formulations on the basis of their green value while taking into account human health, environmental endpoints, and ecosystem health across the supply chain. The beauty giant’s executives highlighted that, via a quantitative green chemistry scoring methodology, the brand is implementing the principles of green chemistry in the product’s formulation processes and raw material selection. The green score tool evaluates a product or process on the basis of eight metrics, including 1, Bioaccumulation, aquatic toxicity, and persistence in ecosystem health. 2, Ocular, acute, and dermal toxicity in human health. 3, Greenhouse gas emissions and feedstock stocking for environmental endpoints. Besides this, the tool has the capability to direct response to regulatory constraints and inform innovation decisions.

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