- 36 members (VSEs, SMEs, and large groups) in June 2018
- More than 3,000 direct jobs in France
- A turnover of 1 billion euros in the national economy
The surfactants and cosmetic ingredients sectors are strong components in the French economy, in both the industrial and agricultural sectors. They export a large share of their production.
One of their specificities is that they are relatively resilient to economic crises, since downstream industries are essential to daily life and hygiene. That said, their competitiveness is highly dependent on their increasingly complex regulatory environment, on the national, European and international levels. However, the primary challenge of this industry is the safety of workers and consumers and the preservation of the environment.
They must also take up major societal and environmental challenges, such as climate protection, biodiversity protection, sustainable palm oil (RSPO certification), the development of bio-sourced products, etc.
A host of subjects that positions the surfactants and cosmetic ingredients sectors as major players in the French economy.