The initiative includes a six-step manifesto covering:
- Waste reduction
- Avoidance of pollutants
- Staff training on sustainability issues
- Sourcing suppliers who support the initiative
- Water conservation
CIDESCO sections in each country will be asked to nominate a Sustainability Mentor who will be available to schools, colleges, salons, spas and students to provide advice and guidance. “As a global enterprise with representation in more than 40 countries, our members can really make a difference when they come together to support such an important issue,” says CIDESCO International president Anna-Cari Gund. “Operating sustainably needs to be built into all our working practices, wherever we might be based, and having guidelines to follow makes it easier and achievable. We encourage our members to share their sustainability stories to encourage others and support this further through our marketing and social channels.”
The CIDESCO Sustainability Initiative can be downloaded here.
About CIDESCO: Founded in 1946 in Brussels with its Head Office in Zurich, Comité International d’Esthétique et de Cosmétologie (CIDESCO) is the World Standard for Beauty and Spa Therapy. Membership is open to schools, colleges, beauty salons, spas and students looking to achieve a superior level of training and the CIDESCO Diploma qualification which is globally recognized. CIDESCO is proud to be represented in over 40 countries across five continents.