Leading the effort to replace dangerous chemicals with natural alternatives

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Many of us are exposed to more than 100 unregulated chemicals every day in personal care products. Some ingredients are even linked to breast cancer, asthma, autism and reproductive problems. Others are known to harm the environment. For example, the plastic microbeads that became overnight exfoliating superstars were outlawed after studies showed that our waterways accommodated 8 trillion more plastic microbeads every day. And because they soak up toxins, are not biodegradable and resemble fish eggs, the chemical-laden plastic beads will forever remain a popular food choice for aquatic creatures in our food chain.  

It’s no wonder that more people are choosing products with natural and organic ingredients. In 2015, the global organic personal care industry earned $10.16 billion. By 2025, this number is expected to jump to $25.11 billion. At the forefront of this trend are innovators like Earth Supplied Products (ESP). Founded in 2000, this company was the first to earn USDA certification for producing organic raw materials for personal care products. It now offers many highly effective, natural replacements for synthetic ingredients, including biodegradable microbeads.

A public cloud makes sense for ESP, especially when it’s backed by NTT DATA Services

Despite consumers’ interest, getting companies to change product formulations that have sold well for decades can be challenging. ESP’s high-quality products and operational efficiency have helped propel it the forefront of this industry. Last year, when the company faced data access and IT security issues, ESP engaged third-party SWFL IT for help so it didn’t lose momentum. The solution quest led to SWFL IT working with NTT DATA Services, formerly Dell Services. The duo collaborated to move ESP’s infrastructure to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and both companies provide ongoing support.

With its new solution, ESP is more competitive because it responds quicker to customers. That’s because employees can instantly access the applications and data they need from virtually any location, using any device — 100 percent of the time. Having seamless IT access also reduces stress and risk, and it keeps everyone focused on what’s important: protecting life with natural ingredients.

Questions? Read this case study to learn why ESP chose AWS, and why it decided to work with both SWFL IT and NTT DATA Services. The case study also provides more information about ESP’s challenges and outcomes.

Post Date: 4/10/2017

Tina DeBrass Tina DeBrass

About the author

As the Director of Cloud Services, Tina leads customer cloud adoption through strategic solutions delivered by NTT DATA Services global partner ecosystem. This includes offer development and localization across geographies and verticals. She enjoys developing and distilling requirements from multiple stakeholders, defining a framework and executing programs to drive growth, all with the goal of customer success.