L'Oréal

Stepping up ambition to conserve the world's forests

Achievements 2021

L’Oréal has set very ambitious targets leading to a sustainable transformation of its entire business and value chain. At the core of the Group’s strategic commitments is its new   Forest Policy 2030.

Since 2007, L’Oréal has implemented sustainable sourcing action plans for raw materials that could imply deforestation, such as palm oil, soya oil and wood-fiber based products. The respect of human rights -namely, no child labor, no forced or bonded labor of any type, safe working and living conditions as well as the fight against potential sources of discrimination are taken into account in these sourcing programs.In 2014, L’Oréal launched its first zero deforestation policy, committing that by 2020 none of its products would be linked to deforestation.

Through the L’Oréal for the Future sustainability program, launched in 2020, we have reaffirmed our ambition to protect nature and operate within the planetary boundaries, defining bold 2030 commitments.

Within this new framework, the Group notably commits that by 2030 at the latest, 

  • 100% of the biobased ingredients in its formulas and biobased materials for packaging will be traceable to the point of origin and derived from sustainable sources, with no link to deforestation nor any form of human rights violations.
  • As a means  to optimize the quantity of materials used for our formulas, packaging and points of sale displays, we will continue to integrate the principles of green sciences, ecodesign and circularity to reduce the unnecessary use of materials, to replace existing materials with less impactful ones, and to recycle and reuse.
  • We will limit our impact on natural habitats, holding flat by 2030, the total land occupancy vital to the sourcing of our ingredients, compared to 2019.
  • We will actively support the conservation and restoration of forests and their ecosystems both within our supply chains, and beyond.  
  • With the L’Oréal Fund for Nature Regeneration we will restore one million hectares of degraded ecosystems , capture up to 20 million tons of CO2 and create hundreds of job opportunities.  

Understanding the necessity to extend the scope and depth of its action on forest protection and responsible supply chain management, L’Oréal has defined a new, dedicated 2030 Forest Policy.

Introducing L’Oréal’s 2030 Forest Policy

We pledge to manage, preserve, and rehabilitate forests, prioritising strategic ingredients derived from ecosystems that may be more vulnerable due to their fragility, rich biodiversity or the services and livelihoods they support. To guide this work, we have elaborated the L’Oréal 2030 Forest Policy, which sets out the scope and scale of our ambition and defines our overall pathway to sustainable and responsible sourcing of forest-related materials.

By 2030, we commit that:

  • 100% of the sourcing of our overall portfolio of forest-related raw materials for formulas, packaging materials and POSwill comply with‘No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation’ (NDPE) principles, will respect human rights and will support local livelihoods
  • the operations of our suppliers at a corporate group levelwill comply with the above principles,
  • beyond the compliance of our sourceswe will proactively contribute to preserve and recover the services provided by priority forests landscapes, strategic for our sourcing.

Our new 2030 Forest Roadmap defines the exact measures we will take to make progress on traceability and supplier engagement, forest restoration and broader, systemic change. In addition, we will develop individual action plans for each key raw material to drive positive change on the ground. We will continuously measure, monitor, and optimise our efforts, sharing our performance through our Progress Report. 


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