Preserving Natural Ressources

Preserving Natural Resources

At L’Oréal, we manage our consumption of natural resources to ensure that our activities are compatible with a resource-constrained planet. We promote the use of renewable raw materials that are sustainably sourced or derived from green chemistry. We are also working on solutions that allow for more recycling and promote the development of the circular economy.

Our targets

95%

By 2030, 95% of our ingredients in formula will be bio-based, derived from abundant minerals or from circular processes.

100%

By 2030, 100% of the plastics used in our packaging will be either from recycled or bio-based sources (we will achieve 50% by 2025).

20%

By 2030, we will reduce by 20% in intensity the quantity of packaging used in our products, compared to 2019.

100%

By 2025, 100% of our plastic packaging will be refillable, reusable, recyclable or compostable.

100%

By 2025, 100% of our new displays will be eco-designed, taking into account circular economy principles for end of life management and 100% of our new Free Standing Stores will be designed and build following our sustainability principles.

100%

By 2030, 100% of the waste generated in our sites will be recycled or reused.

What we’ve achieved so far

60%

of our ingredients in formulas are biobased, derived from abundant minerals or from circular processes

21%

of the plastic used in our packaging comes either from recycled or biobased sources. In total, 73,707 tonnes of recycled materials, including 43,373 tonnes in primary and secondary packaging, saved the equivalent amount of virgin materials in 2021. 

97%

In 2020, L’Oréal recovered 97% of the waste that could not be avoided at source, by reusing or recycling, or harnessing it to produce energy.

Reducing Plastic Packaging

Reducing Plastic Packaging

For more sustainable packaging

Preserving nature resources

Since 2007, L’Oréal has implemented a responsible packaging policy based on three pillars, known as the “three Rs”: Respect, Reduce and Replace. The Group uses a global, systematic eco-design process, ahead of product design, for the packaging of finished products and also for packaging used during transport. L’Oréal extended this process to include point-of- sale (POS) advertising materials in 2015. It systematically analyses the environmental profile of its packaging in order to identify opportunities for improvement.

Read More About L'Oréal's Packaging Policy

Focus On Sustainable Packaging: What Have We Been Up To?

Since 2007, L’Oréal has implemented a responsible packaging policy based on three pillars, known a the “three Rs”: Respect, Reduce and Replace. Here’s an overview of how we’ve improved our packaging.

Acknowledging the increasing pressure on natural resources and the urgent need to scale-up circular economy solutions, L’Oréal has announced the launch of the Circular Innovation Fund, managed by Demeter and Cycle Capital. It will support start-ups and companies across North America, Europe and Asia, which are developing circular use of resources across various sectors, including new materials from the bioeconomy, circular solutions for packaging, recycling & waste, logistics, eco-efficient processes.

 

Read more about the Circular Innovation Fund

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