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- 11/09/2020


H&PC Today

AAK is proud to announce that it has been recognized with a 2020 Sustainable
Beauty Award and named a joint winner in the Sustainability Leadership
Category. The award was shared with Lush and presented by the organizers,
Ecovia Intelligence, via video link on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

“AAK is recognized for creating sustainable supply chains which create value for
smallholders,” says Amarjit Sahota, Founder and President of Ecovia Intelligence and
organizer of the Sustainable Beauty Awards, citing the Kolo Nafaso direct shea sourcing
program as one notable example. “Well done, AAK, for your sustainable supply chains and
sourcing programs across the globe.”

Ensuring responsible supply chains, minimizing environmental impact and offering valueadding
sustainable solutions are all fundamental to the continued development and success
of AAK. As a sustainable leader, the company aims to support customers and suppliers in
sustainability best practices by sharing knowledge and experience in order to increase
awareness and drive change.

“At AAK, we engage to transform,” explains Lisette Townsend, Global Business
Development and Marketing Director, AAK Personal Care. “We work together with global
cosmetic brands on improving traceability and monitoring and we offer practical help and
guidance to customers starting out on their sustainability journey. It is not the easiest or
quickest route, but small, tangible changes can achieve impactful, long-lasting results. The
health and well-being of our planet and people is the responsibility of us all and we believe
everyone can play a part in ensuring a better, more sustainable future.”

Full details of AAK sustainability objectives, projects and results can be found in the
company’s annual Sustainability Report. For more information on AAK Personal Care’s
portfolio of sustainably sourced, naturally derived ingredients, visit and
follow on LinkedIn.

For further information, please contact:
Lisette Townsend, Global Business Development & Marketing Director,
AAK Personal Care
Email: Tel no: +46 72-396 92 27


About the Sustainable Beauty Awards
Organized by Ecovia Intelligence, the aim of the Sustainable Beauty Awards is to give recognition to operators who are pushing
the boundaries of sustainability in the beauty industry. More information is available from

About AAK and AAK Personal Care
AAK develops and provides value-adding vegetable oil solutions in close collaboration with our customers, enabling them to
achieve long-lasting business results. We do so through our in-depth lipid expertise, working with a range of raw materials and
broad process capacities. Our Personal Care division is one of the world’s leading suppliers of sustainably-sourced, botanicallyderived
emollients for the cosmetics industry. Our technologically advanced innovations open new opportunities for cosmetic
formulators and help positively change perceptions and drive increased use of natural emollients. We are AAK – The Co-
Development Company


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