The L’Oréal Sustainability commitment2016 results

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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
2016 -67 %
 
2015 -56 %
 

Reduction of CO2 emissions from plants and distribution centres since 2005 in absolute terms. 2020 target reached 4 years ahead of schedule !

54 %

of ingredients* used by L’Oréal in 2016 are renewable. This represents around 1,540 raw materials from over 350 plant species sourced from a hundred countries.

* in volume

2016 82 %
 
2015 74 %
 

New or renovated products have an improved environmental or social profile in 2015. Our target: 100% by 2020.

97%

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

99%

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

57%

of new or renovated products in 2016 have an improved environmental or social profile thanks to packaging with a lower environmental footprint.

2016 -35%
 
2015 -31 %
 

 

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

-20%

reduction in CO2 emissions from the transportation of our products in 2016 (in grams of CO2 per sales unit per km). Target reached!

-67% CO2 emissions


+29% production

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

18%

of new or renovated products in 2016 have an improved environmental profile thanks to a new formula using renewable raw materials that are sustainably sourced or derived from green chemistry.

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.

10%

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

2016 46%
 
2015 34,4 %
 

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.

7,050

tonnes of recycled material used our packaging in 2016.

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

2016 -48%
 
2015 -45%
 

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

27%

of new or renovated products in 2016 have an improved environmental profile thanks to a new formula that has a reduced environmental footprint.

98%

of waste generated by plants and distribution centres were recovered in 2016.

Among those, 69% of this waste was used as a material (reused or recycled).

2016 90%
 
2015 66,6%
 

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.

Only 0,2 %

of industrial waste* sent to landfill in 2016 by our plants and distribution centres in 2016.

In December 2016 our target of "zero waste to landfill" has been reached, 4 years ahead of schedule!

 

* excluding local regularoty constraints

Resources

Find all our publications regarding our sustainability commitments as well as press kits and videos in the Resources section.

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2015 report

Our 2016
progress report

Download the 2016 progress report