A joint environmental effort

In an attempt to reduce the impact of its activities and products on the environment, L'Oréal involves its suppliers in its environmental program, favoring sustainable and locally sourced supplies.

L’Oréal Germany encourages electric-mobility

L’Oréal Germany encourages electric-mobility

L’Oréal Germany encourages electric-mobility

L’Oréal Germany encourages electric-mobility

L'Oréal has long been engaged in taking responsibility for its ecological activities and has extended its ecological footprint to include its suppliers. All along the production chain, the group involves its suppliers in its policy of environmental conservation and the protection of natural resources and biodiversity. It also favors local suppliers, using a single production company in each geographical region. In this way L'Oréal promotes the economic development of the regions in which it produces, limits the impact of raw material and goods transports and favors cooperation with new suppliers located closer to its markets.

Responsible packaging management

Sustainable packaging conception is a key stake in L'Oréal's environmental program. For several years, the group has been training its Packaging and Development, Marketing and Purchasing teams in the principles of eco-design. This approach is aimed at reducing the weight and volume of packaging and improving the environmental impact. For example,L'Oréal has followed a strict policy of forest certification of its packaging, which allows it to certify 99.8% of cardboard used for product boxes is certified, in particular by FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Pan European Forest Certification). 

Responsible management of raw materials

Upstream, the selection of raw materials is based on an CSR qualification system which allows them to be evaluated according to sustainability criteria such as adherence to biodiversity, user safety and long-term availability. Moreover, L'Oréal Research Innovation draws its inspiration from the brand The Body Shop, which means that it uses various raw materials obtained as a result of fair trade processes, for example sesame oil, aloe vera or argon oil. Overall, this responsible ecodesign and supply approach necessitates good cooperation with the group's suppliers.

Together to reduce CO2 emissions

Since 2003, L'Oréal has been a member of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an independent NGO with the objective of measuring the efforts made by companies to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. In 2015, for the 3rd year running, L’Oréal was recognized as a leader in the fight against climate change in the annual ranking issued by the CDP (ex Carbon Disclosure Project). L’Oréal has been given an “A” ranking, the highest level of performance on the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI), for its management of its carbon footprint and its climate change strategy, as well as a score of 99/100 for the transparency of its policies.

In 2007, L'Oréal joined the Supply Chain Program of the CDP to encourage its suppliers to measure and manage their emission of CO2. This is an essential approach for taking efficient action with regard to the entire value chain of group’s Operations and to encouraging good practices. 

Access to the official website of the Carbon Disclosure Project

Favoring local suppliers

One of the components of L'Oréal's purchasing policy has been to select suppliers at the production and development sites of the group, especially in developing countries. Over 80% of its purchases associated with production (packaging, raw materials, subcontracts) are thus made from local suppliers located in the geographical region of production (Europe, USA, Asia, Latin America, Africa / Middle East).