Corporate Social

Combining economic growth with ambitious sustainable development commitments
Alexandra Palt Alexandra Palt
Chief Sustainability Officer
  • 82%
    of new or revamped products in 2016 have an improved environmental or social profile(1)
  • -67%
    of CO2 emissions in absolute value from factories and distribution centres since 2005(2)
  • 90%
    of the brands have assessed their environmental and social footprint(3)
  • 67,533
    people from underprivileged communities have gained access to employment
Several Garnier products by Garnier, Lancôme, Kérastase, Roger&Gallet and Biolage illustrating formulas that reduce the water footprint

A new way of innovating

82% of L’Oréal products in 2016 have an improved environmental or social profile. The group is aiming for 100% in 2020. To achieve this ambitious target, the group is focusing on several different aspects, including improving the water footprint of formulas, using raw materials that are renewable or based on green chemistry, and optimising packaging.
Palm oil production, cut fruit

Moving towards "zero deforestation" guaranteed palm oil

In June 2016, L'Oréal published its first palm oil sourcing progress report. It reviews the strategy and initiatives introduced by the group to ensure a sustainable approach to sourcing palm oil.

"Sharing Beauty With All" Progress Report 2016

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(1) New products, i.e. products for which new formulas have been developed and which are produced for the first time in the group’s plants or products for which packaging was changed/updated in 2016.
(2) Period 2005-2016. In plants and distribution centres.
(3) Based on share of consolidated sales in 2015.