Burgos, L’Oréal’s first “dry factory”



In addition to its renewable energy production installations, the Burgos plant in Spain established a wastewater recycling system in 2015. The facility has since been upgraded to increase the plant’s capacity to reuse water at the end of the production process.

The result: in 2017, the Burgos plant became the Group’s first dry factory. Today, 100% of the water used for industrial processes is cleaned and recycled in a closed loop on site, so that it can be used again.

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Reducing water consumption

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.