Including the fight against deforestation in the supplier selection process


In 2016, we upgraded the evaluation and selection scorecard  for our suppliers of palm oil and palm kernel oil derivatives.

L’Oréal created a Sustainable Palm Index, which takes into account their commitments and their achievements in terms of knowledge of their own supply chain, sustainable procurement practices and compliance with a “zero deforestation” policy.

All our direct suppliers were evaluated using this new matrix.

This new Sustainable Palm Index has been made public and available to all companies and business partners in the sector at the beginning of 2017, in order to support efforts made to ensure sustainable palm oil sourcing.

Our Sustainable Palm Index (PDF) is available here

Within the scope of its Alerts Mechanism in place, as soon as informed about a potential breach to its Zero Deforestation policy, L’Oréal immediately cascades information to its suppliers so as to mobilize them to investigate further along their supply chains, and take appropriate business decision, going up to business disengagement (as an example, an Alert case is currently on-going about the Salim Group / Indofood).


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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.


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


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

« Nous sommes tous mobilisés pour construire un Loréal plus durable. »

Alexandra Palt

Directrice Responsabilité Sociétale et Environnementale



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

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2017 report

Our 2017
progress report

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