The leading U.S. beauty retailer joins TSC to help develop and implement its climate goals 

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feburary 28, 2022 – The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) announced today that Ulta Beauty, the largest beauty retailer in the United States, joined as an All-Access member to support TSC’s climate goals and engage other members in deeper sustainability conversations. As a premier destination for cosmetics, fragrance, body, skin and haircare products as well as salon and beauty services, Ulta Beauty joins the growing home and personal care products sector of TSC members leading industries to create more sustainable practices and products. 

Ulta Beauty is committed to protecting the beauty of our world through its corporate initiatives in its store and at the product level. With more than 1,350 retail locations, the company’s sustainability efforts include diverting 14,800 tons of waste from landfill and, in 2021, investing $1.6 million in energy management system retrofits while  working towards greater sustainable packaging across its full assortment . In addition, Conscious Beauty at Ulta Beauty, the industry-leading effort, helps consumers identify clean ingredients, cruelty free, vegan, and sustainably-packaged brands and products.  

“We are excited to join The Sustainability Consortium and its members in support of identifying and executing against solutions for sustainability – especially as it aligns to our ambitionto create greater clarity across the industry relative to clean ingredients and sustainable packaging,” said Kristin Wolf, senior vice president, Enterprise Strategy and Transformation 

As a member of TSC, Ulta Beauty will focus on engaging in consumer goods industry environmental impact conversations and leverage TSC’s science-based resources and tools. Ulta Beauty joins more than 100 TSC members working together on projects spanning topics such as plastic packaging and circularity, among other territories.  

“We are excited to welcome Ulta Beauty as a new TSC member and we look forward to supporting various ways to elevate the company’s sustainability efforts,” said Christy Slay, chief executive officer, TSC. “Ulta Beauty’s enthusiasm for  deeper conversations on sustainability impact is a welcome addition to TSC’s endeavors, and I look forward to learning about their experience and unique perspective within our working groups and projects.”  

TSC translates the best sustainability science into global business tools in effort to create more sustainable consumer products. 


About TSC 

The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) is a global non-profit organization transforming the consumer goods industry to deliver more sustainable consumer products. We work to enable a world where people can lead fulfilled lives in a way that decouples their impacts on people and the planet. Our members and partners include manufacturers, retailers, suppliers, service providers, NGOs, civil society organizations, governmental agencies and academics. TSC convenes our diverse stakeholders to work collaboratively to build science-based decision tools and solutions that address sustainability issues that are materially important throughout a product’s supply chain and lifecycle. TSC also offers a portfolio of services to help drive effective improvement and implementation. Formed in 2009, TSC is jointly administered by Arizona State University and the University of Arkansas and has a European office at Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands. For more information visit

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