Sludge-drying to reduce waste


As early as in 2014, some of L’Oréal’s plants, equipped with on-site wastewater treatment facilities, implemented projects to dry wastewater, either via the heat recovery of sludge or via solar energy. Thanks to a solar sledge-drying installation, the L’Oréal plant in Jabakeba (Indonesia) thus reduced the tonnage of waste sludge by about 80% between 2014 and 2015, thus helping reduce the environmental impact of itsr downstream transport and treatment operations.

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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



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

Download the 2017 progress report