Biodiversity and local development

L’Oréal aims at supporting mexicans workers by improving the conditions of production under which candelilla wax is produced.

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04/2017

Candelilla wax comes from a wild shrub that grows in the Chihuahan Desert, in Mexico, a very rich biodiversity zone. This wax is used in cosmetics for its softening and protective properties, particularly in hair care and skin care products and in make-up. In order to improve the conditions of production under which candelilla wax is produced while respecting biodiversity, We and our  partners provide support to 225 rural producers, known as “candelilleros”, by structuring the production and sourcing of the wax and improving access to the Mexican social security system.
 

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Respecting biodiversity

By 2020, 100% of our products will have an improved environmental or social profile. To achieve this objective, the Group favours the use of renewable raw materials sourced from sustainable supply chains or processed using Green chemistry.