Plants that turn sludge into compost


The Ormes plant in France specialises in make-up production. The site introduced an innovative project in 2015 to process sludge at its treatment plant. The initiative involves spreading the sludge onto a garden dubbed “the planted filter”, where the plants break down the organic matter in the waste to produce humus that can be used as compost.
Once up and running at full capacity, the 1,000 sqm garden will be able to process all of the sludge from the treatment plant

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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.

-73% CO2 emissions

+33% production

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

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.

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

Alexandra Palt

Directrice Responsabilité Sociétale et Environnementale



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