Sustainability is a trend that is being implemented in more and more sectors, including the cosmetics sector. The impact of sustainable cosmetics goes beyond developing products or their packaging. It also has a profound effect on the supply chain for these products, as they require special logistical treatment due to their unique maintenance and transport characteristics.
Products in the cosmetics industry are, for the most part, sensitive to factors such as temperature, humidity, and exposure to light. This means that from the moment they are manufactured until they reach the hands of the end consumer, they must be kept in optimal conditions to guarantee their quality and efficiency. This poses specific challenges in terms of storage, transport, and logistics chain management.
Companies that store, distribute or transport cosmetic products must offer logistics solutions that are specifically designed to meet the needs of the industry. This involves a thorough understanding of the industry’s requirements and the meticulous handling of products from the point of origin to their final destination.
A key aspect is transport, whether by air, land, or sea. Cosmetic products must be handled with the utmost care and under precise temperature and control conditions to avoid any incidents. All this must also take into account the necessary documentation for transit through customs, which simplifies bureaucratic processes and avoids delays. Sustainable transport will optimise the logistics process and increase the sustainability indexes of companies and the final product.
Warehouses need to be specifically designed for cosmetics logistics. From reception to storage and distribution, the temperature and humidity conditions defined by the manufacturer need to be maintained to preserve the quality of the products. Each batch of products must be individually monitored to ensure careful and proper handling.
The importance of traceability in cosmetics sustainability
Another vital aspect for the sustainability of cosmetic products to be effective is traceability. Keeping track of the location of goods in real time provides cosmetics companies with peace of mind by ensuring that products are not tampered with or altered during logistics operations. In addition, it is also effective to perform risk analysis and audits on an ongoing basis to maintain the highest standards of quality and safety.
Society demands that the entire process that takes a sustainable product from the factory to the point of sale is environmentally friendly. At Airpharm, we implement sustainable logistics every day in all our shipments, including those in the cosmetics sector. If you wish to optimise your freight forwarding operations in a sustainable way, contact Airpharm now and our team will explain how we work.