Reinforcing our sustainable sourcing methodology
In 2018, L’Oréal continued to implement its sustainable sourcing policy for renewable raw materials, strengthening it with the support of the NGO Rainforest Alliance.
- guaranteeing the traceability of raw materials, which means knowing the origin of the plant and the country in which it was produced;
- evaluating social and environmental issues with suppliers in each sector;
- verifying that the following criteria are respected:
- labour conditions must be decent and safe, in line with human rights and the principles prescribed by the International Labour Organization, across the whole supply chain;
- equal opportunities and zero discrimination between producers are verified, and women’s empowerment is encouraged;
- the growing and harvesting of crops must contribute to improving producers’ livelihoods and respect traditional knowledge of biodiversity, in line with the principles of the Nagoya Protocol;
- cultivation and harvesting practices preserve biodiversity, particularly forests;
- sustainable, low-carbon agricultural practices are in place;
- having this entire process verified by an independent third party, in order to measure the positive impact of the programmes on the respective sectors.