Water consumption reduced by 15% in one year

Thanks to brand-new, more efficient recycling facilities, the Burgos factory, in Spain, reduced its water consumption by 15% in one year

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04/2017

In addition to its renewable energy production installations, the Burgos plant in Spain installed a wastewater recycling system in 2015. Once it has been treated, the high-quality water is reused for the plant’s main requirements (cooling, washing of equipment, etc.). This facility achieved optimal use in 2016: the plant reduced its total consumption by 15% as compared to 2015, and by nearly half compared to 2005. To achieve the 2020 target, the plant proposes to develop the recycling facility in order to further increase its ability to reuse water.

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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.