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Decoding The Labelling - Glossary

Want to know more about our Product environmental and social labelling system? You will find below some useful definitions and explanations!

Carbon Footprint

CO2

The amount of greenhouse gas emissions (CO2) released throughout a product’s life cycle, i.e. during the production of ingredients and packaging, the product manufacturing, its transportation, use by consumers and the recycling of its packaging.

Did you know?

[HAIRCARE]
On average, 70% of the carbon footprint of a shampoo comes from the energy needed to heat the water in your shower.


[SKINCARE]
-You can reduce your carbon footprint by refilling your product several times. That’s why we are developing more and more refillable and reusable products. Our refillable products display the average impact for the use of a product and 4 refills. Our reusable products display the average usage impact of a product refilled once, but you can refill more!

-The metalization of packaging is an energy-consuming process, we are currently working with our suppliers on alternative technologies.

 

Water Footprint

CO2

Amount of water used throughout a product’s life cycle, i.e. the water needed for the production of ingredients and packaging, the water needed to produce the products in the factory, the water consumed during use (e.g. shower) and the water needed to treat the wastewater.

Did you know?

[HAIRCAREOn average, 60% of the water footprint of a shampoo or a conditioner comes from the use phase!

This is why we are working to improve the rinsability of our shampoos and conditioners. You can also choose leave-in conditioners, which are often better for the planet.

[SKINCARE] - Micellar Water has a water footprint twice smaller than a rinse-off facial cleanser, not only because the use phase of the product requires less water, but also because of the smaller amount of water to be treated after use.

-Even non-rinsed products can have a significant water footprint, because of the water used at every step of a product’s life cycle: ingredients culture, packaging manufacturing, recycling…

Responsible Manufacturing plant

CO2

 

A manufacturing plant that, year after year, reduces its greenhouse gas (CO2) emissions, water consumption, waste generation, and that contributes to the development of local employment - especially for people in vulnerable economic situations - and access to training for its employees.

Did you know?

Since 2005, we have reduced the water consumption of our industrial sites by 49% (in litres per finished product), their CO2 emissions by 81% (in tons, in absolute terms), and waste production by 37% (in grams per finished product). 96% of the remaining waste being recovered.

Certified Paper/Cardboard FSC™ or PEFC

CO2

The paper or cardboard used in the product packaging (leaflets or folding boxes) come from responsibly managed forests or other controlled sources that are respectful of the environment, biodiversity, and people. They are independently certified following the conditions defined by either the Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™) or the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).

Recyclable Materials

CO2

Material produced using other recycled materials.

Recyclable

CO2

Components that can - where the infrastructure allows - be collected and treated by a special industrial process to give rise to a new material. Did you know? By 2025, all our plastic packaging will be refillable, recyclable or compostable.

The 4 Principles of the United Nations Global Compact on Labor Rights

CO2

All direct suppliers of our product components or ingredients have committed to respect the fundamental principles of the UN on labor standards. • The right of workers to associate freely and engage in collective bargaining • No forced or compulsory labor • No child labor • No discrimination among workers

Did you know?

Since 2006, the L'Oréal Group has carried out more than 10,800 on-site social audits conducted by accredited third parties.

Suppliers Committed to Social Inclusion

CO2

Ingredient and packaging suppliers that provide access to work and a decent wage to people in socially and/or economically vulnerable communities. These suppliers support at least one Solidarity Project.

Did you know?

In 2019, the L’Oréal Group’s Solidarity Sourcing Program enabled 70 912 people from underprivileged communities to gain access to a job and a decent wage.

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