Our factory in Rambouillet halves water consumption in just 10 years


The Rambouillet plant in France, which specialises in shampoos and conditioners, is one of the Group’s largest and has gone to great lengths to reduce its water demand. 

The plant is taking the lead in terms of environmental performance. Teams have gone to great lenghts to reduce water demand while production process.
As a result, between 2005 and 2014, the site had already reduced its water consumption by 38%. 

In 2014, it introduced a wastewater recycling project: the new system, which came on stream in 2015, treats an average of nearly 1,300 cubic metres of water every month entirely covering the plant’s washing-water requirements. It has led to an overall reduction in water consumption of 47% compared with the 2005 baseline.

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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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