Several consumers are calling for fellow shoppers to boycott L’Oréal Paris following the brand’s decision to cut ties with transgender model Munroe Bergdorf, according to a report published by the BBC. Twitter users have been tweeting the hashtags #IStandWithMunroe and #BoycottLoreal in a show of support for the model.

Chinese men have upped their spend on beauty products to such an extent that they are now the driving force behind China’s cosmetics market, according to a report published by South China Morning Post.  

BASF has announced that it will donate US$500,000 to disaster relief across Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The company has also set up a relief fund for BASF staff, and will match charitable contributions to fellow employees or local organizations up to an additional US$500,000.

Unilever has announced that it has resumed sourcing palm oil from IOI following the RSPO’s decision to lift the supplier’s suspension.

The Estée Lauder Companies has been sued by the US Equal Employment Opportunities Commission for discriminating against fathers, according to a report published by Bloomberg.

Unilever-owned Lifebuoy has launched a new variant of its popular soap in a bid to promote its ‘Help a child reach 5’ hand-washing campaign across Ghana.

Nagase America has announced that it has acquired specialty chemicals distributor Fitz Chem Corporation.

LG Household and Health Care has launched a beauty subscription service for male consumers, according to a report published by The Investor.

Procter & Gamble is following Wal-Mart and Unilever’s lead and will list the ingredients used in fragrances for each of its 2,000 scented products online by 2019 as part of a wide-ranging transparency drive.

Johnson & Johnson is working with three partners on the ground in Texas to provide support and aid to those affected by the flooding and devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey.

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