Sustainable sourcing of raw materials
Lancôme is committed to growing and sourcing raw materials in a responsible and sustainable way. From the Isparta rose to aloe vera, shea butter to centella and argan oil - all of these natural raw materials used by Lancôme are part of our solidarity sourcing program. For example, by incorporating the Rose Petal of Isparta from Turkey in its Idôle fragrance, Lancôme supports the improvement of agricultural practices and work conditions in order to guarantee a "fair trade" "Fair for Life" certification. All major raw materials used by Lancôme will be sourced in a socially responsible and sustainable way by 2030.
Regenerative agricultural practices
In its newly acquired estate in Grasse named Le Domaine la Rose, the brand is growing plants in a sustainable and organic way, including: the famed Centifolia rose, which is prized in perfume-making for its delicate scent, together with other fragrance flowers and emblematic plants of the region (such as iris, jasmine, lavender, bitter orange, tuberose, and osmanthus), as well as ancient aromatic plants, in a spirit of biodiversity preservation and development. By cultivating these 5-century old fields, which yield a diversity of flowers and plants, the brand is creating ideal conditions to regenerate biodiversity, preserve iconic species, and expand traditional perfume-making savoir-faire. Lancôme’s commitment to biodiversity through this estate is evident thanks to the implementation of renewable agricultural practices, organic rose farming, an irrigation system designed to achieve nearly complete self-sufficiency in water, and the ultimate goal of reaching “zero waste” by using all parts of the rosebush in years to come.