Paul Mitchell Announces Sr. Director of Sustainability – News

Paul Mitchell Announces Sr. Director of Sustainability – News



Sean Ansett brings 20 years’ experience as a sustainability professional. He previously provided...

Sean Ansett brings 20 years’ experience as a sustainability professional. He previously provided strategic advice to corporations, social enterprise start-ups, UN agencies, and non-profit organizations on ethical trade, human rights, and environmental sustainability..


John Paul Mitchell Systems (JPMS) announced Sean Ansett as the company’s senior director of sustainability. Ansett joins JPMS in this newly created position with more than 20 years of experience in the sustainability field. By providing strategic advice to corporations, social enterprise startups, UN agencies, and non-profit organizations, Sean’s reach has impacted shifts within responsible sourcing, human rights, and environmental sustainability across the globe.

“From day one, JPMS was committed to being a conscious company, it’s just in our ethos. We are grateful to have Sean join the JPMS family and to share his experiences to help guide our future initiatives, so that our portfolio of brands continues to evolve and ultimately we become a leader in the sustainability space.”


— Michaeline DeJoria, John Paul Mitchell Systems CEO 

As CEO, Michaeline DeJoria has spearheaded the JPMS brand’s global sustainability pledge, led the launch of its first-ever clean beauty line, Paul Mitchell Clean Beauty, and has fostered partnerships with like-minded, eco-conscious nonprofits such as Reforest’Action and Bees for Development. Since joining, Sean has led JPMS’ inclusion with SPICE, a reputable sustainable packaging initiative that develops solutions to drive the future of sustainable packaging for cosmetics in three key areas

Now as senior director of sustainability, Sean will join forces with Michaeline in sustaining these brand pledges and partnerships while actively shifting the brand’s packaging format resulting in the inclusion of more sustainable packaging, a transition to PCR and an overall reduction in Scope 1, 2, and 3 carbon emissions.

“I’m very much looking forward to working with all of the brands under John Paul Mitchell Systems to strive towards the goal of having a positive impact on the planet,” said Ansett in a statement. “JPMS has a strong heritage and a vested interest in their environmental and social impact, and I’m honored to be a part of this team delivering more sustainable operations and products to our loyal consumers.”

Prior to founding some of his own ventures, Ansett held executive roles in corporate responsibility with Apple, Gap Inc., Burberry, and Fairphone. Sean has decades of experience in global sustainability leadership which spans across apparel, electronics, and consumer products.

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