Biodiversity and local development


L’Oréal aims at supporting mexicans workers by improving the conditions of production under which candelilla wax is produced.

Candelilla wax comes from a wild shrub that grows in the Chihuahan Desert, in Mexico, a very rich biodiversity zone. This wax is used in cosmetics for its softening and protective properties, particularly in hair care and skin care products and in make-up. In order to improve the conditions of production under which candelilla wax is produced while respecting biodiversity, We and our  partners provide support to 225 rural producers, known as “candelilleros”, by structuring the production and sourcing of the wax and improving access to the Mexican social security system.

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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



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