L’Oréal’s EU Pledge
L’Oréal’s EU Pledge comprises some of L’Oréal for the Future’s key commitments, such as carbon neutrality for all our operated sites worldwide by 2025, the reduction of the environmental footprint of our new products (as compared to 2019 baseline), yearly reporting and increased transparency to make our progress public and help consumers better understand how they can make sustainable consumption choices.
Today, we stand with the European Commission and make the following commitments:
1. Carbon neutrality
L’Oréal commits to achieve carbon neutrality for all its operated sites worldwide by 2025. This covers Scope 1 & 2 – factories, distribution centers, administrative sites and research centers. This will be achieved through energy efficiency and 100% renewable supply, promoting first the production and consumption onsite (e.g. rooftop solar PV panels), the implementation of local Power Purchase Agreements, and by sourcing renewable energy certificates from assets located in the same country, and less than 500kms from the sites. We set intermediate milestones at 80% in 2021 and 90% in 2023.
2. Reduction of environmental footprint
We pledge to continue the efforts started in 2013, reducing the environmental footprint of new and renovated products1 compared to a 2019 baseline. We will start with the shampoo category in 2021 and will share progress on an annual basis. We will use the EU PEF methodology as the basis for our methodology.
3. Expansion of our commitments for footprint reduction
We pledge to expand the scope of the footprint reduction commitments of our new products by one category at least every year2.
We pledge to share the environmental impact of our products on our websites3. An example can be found on garnier.fr4. Every year and until 2030, more brands will share informative content allowing consumers to better understand how they can make sustainable consumption choices and use products in a more sustainable manner.
5. L'Oréal For the Future
Finally, we commit to reporting on our progress in our yearly “L’Oréal for the Future” 5 report available on loreal.com.
1 Out of scope: products outsourced to suppliers and recent acquisitions. New products will be compared to the 2019 product category baseline. If an existing product is renovated, it will be compared to the pre-renovated product. Products with an « A » score prior to renovation are out of scope.
2 Category definition
3 Garnier: Impact environnemental et social
4 Garnier: Shampooing Ultra Doux
5 Audited by PWC (Non-Financial Audit). Product Impact data audited by Bureau Veritas in line with EMAS