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Quantity of water consumed in plants and distribution centres (in litre per finished product). 2016 result: 48% reduction since 2005.

Quantité d’eau consommée dans nos usines et centrales de distribution
2017 -73 %
 
2016 -67 %
 

Reduction of CO2 emissions from plants and distribution centres since 2005 in absolute terms. 2020 target reached ahead of schedule !

59 %

of ingredients* used by L’Oréal in 2017 are renewable. This represents around 1,600 raw materials from nearly 360 plant species sourced from a hundred countries.

* in volume

76%

New or renovated products having an improved environmental or social profile in 2017. Our target: 100% by 2020.

97%

of paper used for the instructions included with products is certified.

100%

of cardboard used for product boxes is certified.

CO2 emissions form plants and distribution centres since 2005, in kilotonnes, scopes 1 and 2. 2016 result : 67% reduction in absolute terms

Quantité de CO2 émis par usines et centrales de distribution

Waste generation in plants and distribution centres (in grams per finished product). 2016 result: 35% reduction since 2005.

Quantité de déchets générés dans nos usines et centrales de distribution

55%

of new or renovated products in 2017 have an improved environmental or social profile thanks to packaging with a lower environmental footprint.

2017 -37%
 
2016 -35 %
 

 

Reduction of waste generated by our plants and distribution centres since 2005 (in grams per finished product). Our target: -60% by 2020.

-18%

reduction in CO2 emissions from the transportation of our products in 2017 (in grams of CO2 per sales unit per km).

-73% CO2 emissions


+33% production

Results recorded since 2005, which show that ambitious commitment for the climate and economic performance can work together.

48%

of new or renovated products in 2017 have an improved environmental profile thanks to a new formula using renewable raw materials that are sustainably sourced or derived from green chemistry.

7,294

tonnes of recycled material used our packaging in 2017.

31%

of new or renovated products in 2017 have an improved social profile because they incorporate raw materials from Solidarity Sourcing programmes.

More than 40 000

formulas in all 19 types of product* made by L’Oréal have been screened by our experts.

* shampoos, conditioners, shower gels, skincare products, cleansers, hair colouring, styling products, perms, deodorants, suncare products, make-up, fragrances, etc.

46%

of L'Oréal's brands conducted an initiative raising awareness about sustainable consumption and bringing answers to some of the challenges our society and environment face. Our target: 100% by 2020.

“Reconciling the convictions of citizens with the decisions made by consumers is one of our main challenges! ”

2017 -48%
 
2016 -48%
 

Reduction of water consumption in  our plants and distribution centres since 2005 (in litre per finished product). Our target: -60 % by 2020.

100 %

of supplies of palm oil, palm oil derivatives and palm kernel oil derivatives have been certified sustainable.

As per RSPO (RoundTable on Sustainable Palm Oil) criteria since 2012

52%

of new or renovated products in 2017 have an improved environmental profile thanks to a new formula that has a reduced environmental footprint.

96%

of waste generated by plants and distribution centres were recovered in 2017.

Among those, 61% of this waste was used as a material (reused or recycled).

2017 91%
 
2016 90%
 

of L’Oréal’s brands have evaluated their environmental and social impact and have pledged to reduce it and to report on their progress. Our target: 100% by 2020.

Less than 0.1%

of industrial waste* sent to landfill by our plants and distribution centres in 2017.

With the exception of one site, all the Group’s plants and distribution centres achieved zero waste to landfill in 2017.

* beyond regulatory requirements

Resources

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2017 report

Our 2017
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