Events in the Industry, Benefits and AwardsMay 1, 2009 By: Lori Morris American Salon
Repêchage and Emiliani Beauty Supply Host Charity Dinner
In March, Repêchage President and founder Lydia Sarfati and Emiliani Beauty Supply Vice President of Education Paul Smith hosted a National Cosmetology Association (NCA) Dining for Change charity dinner. The dinner included an address by Sarfati about maintaining a positive attitude and achieving success in this current economy, a silent auction and guest speaker Richard D'Amico, M.D., president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. NCA Executive Director Gordon Miller flew in from Chicago to attend the event and talk about the three charities the event's proceeds would benefit: The Salons Against Domestic Abuse Fund/Cut It Out, Look Good . . . Feel Better and the NCA Disaster Relief Fund. For information on hosting a Dining for Change event, visit ncacares.org. —L.M.
Repêchage's Lydia Sarfati and NCA's Gordon Miller
Joico and ISO Launch Several Eco-Initiatives
Joico, ISO and their parent company, Zotos International, are upping the ante for environmental conscientiousness in the beauty industry with a new series of "green" initiatives. "We believe that as manufacturers, we have an urgent responsibility to reduce our usage of precious resources and our impact on the planet," said Ron Krassin, founder and president of Zotos. "Eco-awareness is not new to us, but now we have stepped it up by working with the experts in our Geneva, NY, manufacturing facility to change the ways in which we operate. In a very short time, the results have been substantial and far reaching."
The ongoing initiatives include on-site electricity conservation programs that have reduced energy consumption by as much as 70 percent in key areas; water conservation and reclamation programs that have decreased water usage and eliminated hazardous water waste; increased efficiency sourcing materials and transportation for an 11 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions (the equivalent of planting 8,000 new trees); recycled usage of paper and cardboard, leading to a savings of 72 tons; and a process that recycles ethanol products into alternative fuel sources. The company is also focused on a new on-site wind-generated power program that will provide as much as 60 percent of the manufacturer's electricity requirements by 2010, with plans to supply 100 percent of its electricity by 2011. In addition, advances in packaging technology should result in the use of up to 70 percent post-recycled consumer material in each bottle by 2010.
"This company has a reputation for beautiful, healthy hair, so it's clear that our products must be created in the healthiest way possible—healthy for our customers, healthy for our communities and healthy for our planet," Krassin said. "We're confident and proud that we're leading the way to a greener future for the beauty industry and for the world." —L.M.
By 2010, Zotos' manufacturing facility in Geneva, NY, will produce packaging that contains up to 70 percent post-consumer recycled materials.