Our Product Environmental and Social Labelling
Inspiring consumers to take action with us
An important part of achieving sustainability is accurately assessing the impact of products and acting to reduce that impact. We think our responsibility is to share this information with consumers so they can make informed, sustainable choices. People are willing to do their part for the environment, but to achieve this, transparency is key. That is why we developed a Product Impact Labelling system to inform consumers on the environmental and social impact of our products.
In order to provide consumers with clear and useful information, this Environmental and Social Impact Labelling includes a score on a scale from A to E, with an “A” product considered as “best in class” in terms of its environmental impacts in its category. The score will give an accurate vision of the impact of a L’Oréal product by taking into account 14 planetary impact factors such as greenhouse gas emissions, water scarcity, ocean acidification or impact on biodiversity, measured at every stage of a product’s life cycle.
In 2022, the score of the environemental and social impact of our products was calculated for 83% of the Group's rince-off products.
The labelling, first launched for Garnier haircare products in France in 2020, is now available in 23 European countries, as well as in the United States, in Canada, in Mexico and in Indonesia, on the websites of 5 of our international brands: Garnier, L'Oreal Paris, La Roche Posay, Vichy and Biotherm, for three product categories: haircare, skincare and bodycare.
In parallel, we are a member of the EcoBeautyScore Consortium, which brings together 60 companies and professional associations from the cosmetics industry. The Consortium’s aim is to co-develop an industry-wide environmental impact assessment and scoring system for cosmetics products. The approach has a global scope and may help provide consumers with clear, transparent, and comparable environmental impact information, based on a common science-based methodology. Until this new system is published, L'Oréal will continue to deploy its own product impact display system.
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Our environmental and social labelling builds on the extensive work that has been carried out in recent years to improve the profile of our products. Recognized by scientific independent experts, it is also consistent with the recommendations of European authorities.Clémence GossetHead of Consumer information, L’Oréal Corporate Responsibility