By the end of 2020, L’Oréal will have reduced the environmental footprint of its plants and distribution centres by 60%, from a 2005 baseline. The Group’s key criteria for industrial performance include reducing CO2 emissions in absolute terms, cutting water consumption, reducing waste per unit of finished product, and shrinking the transport footprint.
L’Oréal set the objective of reducing CO2 emissions at our plants and distribution centres by 50% in absolute terms, between 2005 and 2015. This goal was reached this year already, even though production volumes actually increased by 21%. The Group is now targeting a 60% reduction by 2020.
L’Oréal has committed to a 60% reduction in water consumption per finished product by 2020, from a 2005 baseline. To achieve this, the Group is channelling its efforts into a multipronged approach involving respectful use of the resource – minimised to a needs-only basis – and development of water reuse and recycling projects on L’Oréal sites.
L’Oréal has committed to a 60% reduction in waste from its plants and distribution centres by 2020 and aims to send zero waste to landfill from any of its industrial sites by 2016 (plants met this target end 2015). This is an ambitious challenge for the Group, which defines “waste” as any solid substance that is not marketed as a finished product.