Green Ingredient Award - The Judges

  • The Green Ingredient Award (organised in partnership with Organic Monitor) was presented to a raw material or ingredient that makes a significant environmental / social difference in the area of sustainability. The ingredient should have been launched at least one year ago and have current applications in cosmetic products. Applicants had to prove the environmental / social difference the material / ingredient makes in terms of sustainability.

  • Amarjit Sahota

    Director, Organic Monitor

    Mr. Sahota is the founder and president of Organic Monitor, a London-based specialist research, consulting & training firm that specialises on global sustainable product industries. Since 2001, Organic Monitor has been actively tracking ethical and sustainable product industries.


    Mr. Sahota has been involved in the health, wellness and sustainable industries for almost 20 years. He has assisted a wide range of clients in realising their business potential in these industries. His clients range from multinationals, government organizations, to dedicated sustainable product companies.


    Research and analysis of Mr. Sahota has been quoted extensively in the media, including The Financial Times, The Independent, Forbes, Fortune, BBC World Service, Chemist & Druggist, Food Chemical News, The Straits Times, CNBC News, Nordic Business Report and Asian Business.


    Mr. Sahota has degrees in Applied Chemistry and Management Science, as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing.He has co-authored a number of books on sustainability and organic products. His latest publication is called Sustainability: Greening of the Cosmetics Industry (2014).

  • Judi Beerling

    Technical Research Manager, Organic Monitor

    In the capacity of Technical research Manager, Judi provides technical
    consulting, research and training on natural and organic raw material selection
    and product formulation techniques. Particular capabilities include knowledge of
    the various certification bodies and their standards, plus an international network
    of industry contacts. She regularly lectures and leads workshops at major
    worldwide industry events, such as in-cosmetics and the Sustainable Cosmetics
    Summit (held in Europe, Asia, North & Latin America), as well as in-house for
    clients.

    Formerly, Judi worked for over 30 years at Quest International, in the UK, one of
    the top 5 global fragrance and flavour houses (now part of Givaudan). Her most
    recent role at Quest was as Global Sensory Applications and Product Innovation
    Manager but prior to that she held various management and technical roles
    within the product applications field, where she specialized as a product
    formulation expert. During this time, Judi authored a number of book chapters
    and articles for trade journals.
    She holds an MBA from the Open University Business School and is a Chartered
    Chemist.

    As a former visiting Associate Lecturer at the University of the Arts (London
    College of Fashion) on the Cosmetic Science BSc degree course, Judi taught
    different year groups on topics such as emulsions, skin care formulation and
    product development.

    Judi has been active in a number of industry associations for over 20 years. She
    was Honorary Secretary (2004 – 2007) and Treasurer (2007 – 2011) of the
    International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC) and President
    of the UK Society of Cosmetic Scientists (SCS) in 2008-9. She currently holds the
    role of Honorary Treasurer of the SCS for a second time.

  • Tom Hornshøj-Møller

    R&D Manager, Urtekram

    Back in 1975, Tom Hornshøj-Møller entered a Chemical Lab. for the first time and since then frequently been in one. Since he graduated as civil engineer in Technical Chemistry from the Technical University of Denmark, he has always been within R&D pushing boarders. Part of the efforts has ended up as patents.

    Mr. Hornshøj-Møller has been active part in work for the Danish EPA ending up in BAT-guidelines for different industry sectors and also several cleaner technology projects in Denmark as well as abroad. He has also had projects abroad for “Danish Agency for Trade and Industry” implementing Environmental management systems in different industries.

    1996-2002 board member of the Danish Galvanizers’ Society, 2010-2014 (2012-2014 as chairman) board member of Scancos (the Scandinavian Society of Cosmetic Chemists), member of the technical cosmetic committee of SPT 2011-, member of an Advisory board at the University of Copenhagen.
    Since January 2011 Mr. Hornshøj-Møller has been head of R&D at URTEKRAM.

  • Jean-Florent Campion

    Sustainable Development Manager in the Research and Innovation, L'Oréal

    Jean-Florent Campion graduated in Chemistry from the Paris Pierre and Marie Curie University (BS and MS, Chimie-Paris Tech). He was granted a CITERE Scholarship from the French Foreign Minister and Rhone-Poulenc at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science at the University of Champaign-Urbana (USA).

    Following he joins the Alcatel-Alstom Research Center in France and co-developed various processes concerning mineral materials and optical fibers manufacturing processes. He received the Chereau-Lavet prize of the Academy of Technologies in recognition of his contributions to engineering science. He has a large background in Chemical Engineering and Life Cycle Analysis. He is currently Sustainable Development Manager in the Research and Innovation organization of L’Oreal in charge of Products Eco-conception and International Coordination in charge of PEF projects. He is the author of the “Innovating to reduce the environmental footprint, the L’OREAL example”*

    *Sustainability How the Cosmetics Industry is Greening Up, Amarjit Sahota, Wiley, January 2014

  • Robin Parker

    Technical Director, Acheson & Acheson

    Robin Parker is the Technical Director of Acheson & Acheson, a UK manufacturer of premium skin care and toiletries. Robin began his career as a formulator with Max factor and has subsequently worked with a number of UK based contract manufacturers developing and supplying products to most of the UK’s high street retailers and many brands. Working as a supplier to many diverse brands requires Acheson & Acheson to offer innovation across a number of different areas of expertise, one of the most important being natural and environmentally sensitive raw material sourcing. Robin is a Past President of the SCS and currently sits on two of the CTPA committees.

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