“Climate change is a reality and it impacts the most vulnerable
within our value chain, for example farmers and producers of certain
natural ingredients, such as shea butter from Burkina Faso or argan oil
from southern Morocco” says Alexandra Palt, Chief Sustainability Officer.
“Action is urgently needed. At the halfway mark of our 2020
ambitions, we are going to redouble our efforts to reduce our
environmental footprint and reach our targets, particularly in terms of
sustainable production and innovation”, she declares.
The results published today by L’Oréal in the 2016 Sharing Beauty With All Progress Report prove the progress made.
Sustainable Production: a performing low-carbon model
By reducing the emissions of its plants and distribution centres by 67%,
in absolute terms, from a 2005 baseline, L’Oréal has exceeded its
target of a -60% reduction in CO2 emissions, four years ahead of
schedule, while increasing its production by 29% during the same period.
Furthermore, by the end of 2016, the Group counts 15 industrial sites that have achieved carbon neutrality.
This exceptional performance is acknowledged by the CDP, an independent
international organisation, which evaluates the environmental
performance of companies. In 2016, among almost 3,000 companies
evaluated, L’Oréal is one of two companies in the world awarded with a
score of “A” representing the highest level of performance on three key
topics: climate protection, sustainable water management and the fight
Sustainable innovation: gradual improvement of all new products
By 2020, L’Oréal is committed to improve the environmental or social
profile of 100% of its new or renovated products. This means that all
consumers around the world can be assured that every new L’Oréal product
they buy has improved its impact on the environment and on society.
This commitment concerns all L’Oréal brands and 82% of the products
launched in 2016 (74% in 2015) already show such an improvement. Some
the new products launched in 2016 demonstrate levels of biodegradability
exceeding 98%, such as, for example the shampoos and conditioners of
the new Biolage R.A.W. range, or the Garnier Ultra Doux 5 Plants
Download the report and discover all the results: sharingbeautywithall.loreal.com/results
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Discover the digital version of the report and the website: sharingbeautywithall.loreal.com
The Sharing Beauty With All programme was launched in 2013.
Completely integrated in the entire value chain of the Group, it
summarises L’Oréal’s commitments in terms of sustainable development by
2020 and addresses all its impacts: from the conception of products to
their distribution, including the production process or the sourcing of
This programme is based on 4 pillars:
• Innovating sustainably, to reduce the environmental footprint of products and formulas;
• Producing sustainably, to reduce the environmental footprint of plants and distribution centres;
• Living sustainably, giving consumers the possibility to make sustainable consumption choices;
• Sharing our growth with all the Group’s stakeholders (communities, suppliers and employees).
Every year, L’Oréal communicates transparently, providing figures, with
regard to its progress. Today, the Group is one of the companies of
which the ambition and the seriousness in terms of sustainable
development are the most recognised on an international level.
L’Oréal has devoted itself to beauty for over 100 years. With its
unique international portfolio of 34 diverse and complementary brands,
the Group generated sales amounting to 25.8 billion euros in 2016 and
employs 89,300 people worldwide. As the world’s leading beauty company,
L’Oréal is present across all distribution networks: mass market,
department stores, pharmacies and drugstores, hair salons, travel
retail, branded retail and e-commerce.
Research and innovation, and a dedicated research team of 3,870 people,
are at the core of L’Oréal’s strategy, working to meet beauty
aspirations all over the world. L’Oréal’s sustainability commitment for
2020 “Sharing Beauty With All” sets out ambitious sustainable
development objectives across the Group’s value chain. www.loreal.com
“This news release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a
solicitation of an offer to buy L'Oréal shares. If you wish to obtain
more comprehensive information about L'Oréal, please refer to the public
documents registered in France with the Autorité des Marchés
Financiers, also available in English on our Internet site
This news release may contain some forward-looking statements. Although
the Company considers that these statements are based on reasonable
hypotheses at the date of publication of this release, they are by their
nature subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual
results to differ materially from those indicated or projected in these
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