Environmental performance: Group-wide engagement
With a longstanding commitment to reducing its environmental footprint, L’Oréal invests in and develops solutions that help it to achieve its goal of continued growth paired with a shrinking environmental impact.
Manufacturing and transporting responsibly
As part of its “Sharing Beauty With All” programme , L’Oréal has committed to improving the environmental impact of all its sites: plants, wholly owned distribution centres, administrative buildings and laboratories. Alongside its global partners, the Group is always on the lookout for the latest innovative and collaborative solutions. Its plants stand out thanks to the way they have completely reinvented their processes to reduce water use and carbon emissions. L’Oréal has four Waterloop plants, where all of the water required for the manufacturing process (washing equipment, producing steam, etc.) is continuously reused or recycled on site.
Moreover, 51 Group sites, including 14 plants, have achieved carbon neutrality by combining energy efficiency (building design and insulation, optimised industrial processes, use of more energy efficient technologies) with the use of renewable energy. These transformations are now being rolled out Group-wide. In 2019, L’Oréal China became the first subsidiary to achieve carbon neutrality at all of its sites (plants, distribution centres, research and innovation centre, and administrative sites).