New President appointed for raw materials company

Ségolène Moyrand-Gros is taking over the presidency of the family group Gattefossé. She represents the 5th generation and succeeds her father Jacques Moyrand, who headed Gattefossé for 25 years and accelerated the development of the group. This decision represents the start of a new chapter in the group’s history, which began 140 years ago. On 18 May 2021, the Board of Directors approved the decision.

With a master’s degree from

ESCE International Business School, and a specialisation in industrial marketing at IAE Lille,

France, Ségolène, who has recently turned 40, joined the group in 2006, after several internships in major companies. She obtained an Executive MBA at EM Lyon, France, which enabled her to join the Group’s Board of Directors in 2013. First holding a position in international marketing, then group communication manager, she developed an in-depth knowledge of the company, its products, customers, and teams. In 2019, she joined the Management Executive Committee and is responsible for CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) for the entire group.

UK distribution agreement

ProTec Ingredia has announced that as of 1 June 2021 it is the Oleon Health & Beauty distributor for the UK. Starting from natural,

renewable raw materials such as rapeseed, palm, coconut and sunflower oil, Oleon Health & Beauty manufactures a broad range of fatty acid esters. These products are natural chemicals with varying characteristics to fit many application requirements. ProTec Ingredia will be

responsible for Oleon’s entire product range in the UK. Oleon is headquartered in Ertvelde near Ghent (Belgium), has over 1,000 employees worldwide, 11 offices across Europe, USA & Asia, five production plants, and

produces more than 600,000 tonnes of material each year. ProTec Ingredia brings 100+ years’ collectively of ingredient experience in the personal care and cosmetic industry, both in sales and formulation, to the Oleon brand. Sales director, Kevin Cousins

said: “Oleon’s range of personal care ingredients is a natural fit to our already impressive portfolio. Their vegetable-based product ranges are exactly what the consumer is looking for in 2021; this, coupled with their impressive Ecovadis awards, cements their green credentials. I’m looking forward to getting started with them and promoting their products throughout the UK.”

Sun Protection Conference

The 15th Sun Protection Conference will take place at the Royal College of Physicians, London, on 25-26 November 2021. The 14th edition of the

Sun Protection conference series took place in June 2019 and attracted 200 attendees. Delegates were professionals working in the sun protection and skin care product sector. This conference will address

the advances we have seen and look at the transformations we can expect in the next decade that will give us improved sun protection and safety. For more information, visit:

Ségolène Moyrand-Gros. protection-conference

Fragrance company joins UN global compact

The Spanish fragrance company Eurofragance joins the United Nations Global Compact and takes responsibility for aligning its operations with the initiative’s Ten Principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. The company also commits to take action in support of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Eurofragance has joined the

commitment of thousands of companies around the world to take responsible business actions for a more sustainable world. One of its challenges is to achieve eco-efficiency, producing more with less, reducing its

environmental impact and generating less waste. One of Eurofragance’s main sustainability targets is to minimise waste at all its sites over the next three years. The company aims to implement a transition towards a circular economy that will close the life cycle of waste, products and energy so that they become useful again and can be reincorporated into the production cycle. In this sense, Eurofragance promotes various actions such as the sustainable management of waste through certified 100% recycled steel drums and the recovery of plastic bevelling from adhesive labels.

UEBT reveal new member

The non-profit Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) has announced that luxury French brand Guerlain has achieved membership in UEBT, representing a commitment to sourcing its ingredients from nature with respect for people and biodiversity. Guerlain now joins seventy other

companies that are part of UEBT, sourcing their ingredients in line with the UEBT Ethical BioTrade standard. These companies are involved in natural ingredient supply chains in the food, cosmetics and natural pharmaceutical sectors.


“It is wonderful to see such an important and iconic French brand signal their commitment to ethical sourcing. By committing to improving how their suppliers collect and grow ingredients from nature in line with our internationally recognised standard, Guerlain is at the forefront of their sector. They are responding to the ever-rising expectations of consumers today that brands should protect biodiversity and the communities where raw materials are harvested,” said Rik Kutsch Lojenga, UEBT’s executive director.

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