Acting on commitments to reduce its global footprint and respect planetary boundaries, L’Oréal is transforming its factories to combine increased production with environmental sustainability. In 2021, the Yichang plant in China adopted the waterloop system which enables the water needed for industrial production to be recovered, treated, and then reused in a loop.
As a global Beauty leader, L’Oréal is working constantly to reduce its environmental impact, particularly by managing water resources sustainably. The Yichang plant, which is focused on manufacturing make-up products for the L'Oréal Paris, Maybelline, and Yue-Sai brands, is the latest example of how the Group is standing by its commitments. The 400-person facility is our first waterloop factory in North Asia.
A waterloop factory to manage water sustainably
In 2017, the Burgos plant in Spain became the Group’s first waterloop factory. By setting up a closed loop that recovers and recycles the water used for production, the waterloop process enables plants to be self-sufficient in terms of the water needed for their industrial processes. Waterloop factories draw water only to meet human consumption needs and for use as a raw material in product manufacturing.