For more than 10 years, L’Oréal has been committed to an ambitious policy regarding sustainable development including an in-depth work on the usage of plastics.
We use plastic for the packaging of our products: plastic represents close to 60% of the volumes of materials used by the Group to produce its packaging. This consumption represented 140,000 tons of plastic in 2018.
For several years now, L’Oréal has been analyzing the life cycle of its products to measure their impact on the environment. These studies have shown that on average, 50% of the environmental footprint of a product is linked to its packaging.
L’Oréal has committed to improve the environmental and social profile of 100% of its products. In 2019, 85% of new or renovated products have an improved social or environmental profile. For 67% of new or renovated products, this improvement is due to packaging with a lower environmental footprint. L'Oréal is able to follow this progress thanks to SPOT, an evaluation tool created by the Group to assess the social and envrionmental performance of a product throughout its life cycle.