Committed to
protecting people
and the planet

Following Sharing Beauty with All, launched in 2013, L’Oréal announced a new programme in 2020: L’Oréal for the Future, which marks a new stage in its approach to sustainable development with incredibly ambitious goals for 2030. 


L’Oréal recognised the importance of rising to environmental challenges at a very early stage. Global warming has a potentially permanent negative impact on natural habitats and living conditions for communities. L’Oréal wants to help humanity confront the social and environmental issues it faces and prove that companies can be a part of the solution, though it’s no longer enough for them to reduce their impact with self-imposed targets.Following Sharing Beauty with All, launched in 2013, L’Oréal announced a new programme in 2020: L’Oréal for the Future, which marks a new stage in its approach to sustainable development with incredibly ambitious goals for 2030 in terms of climate change, water use, biodiversity protection and natural resource management. These new commitments go beyond the Group’s direct impact to target indirect impacts due, for example, to supplier actions or product use by consumers.The Group is convinced that growth and all of the benefits it provides must be shared, and it is committed to bringing concrete improvements to the communities it works with all over the world. Employees, brands, Divisions and countries are all invested in social and environmental causes. L'Oréal aims to mobilise its entire ecosystem and fully involve all stakeholders in the Group’s strategy as it moves towards an increasingly sustainable model. To rise to global challenges and meet the consumer expectation that companies should positively impact the environment and society, we must work together. 

Key figures

ratings from CDP  for reducing carbon emissions, managing water sustainably and protecting forests in the supply chain

€50 m 

 invested in the L’Oréal Fund for Nature Regeneration  

€50 m

will be invested in projects in the fields of recycling and plastic waste management

In Brief

Partnering to create the solvents of tomorrow

What is a “green” solvent? What advantages does it present for cosmetics? Magda Carrasco, International Raw Materials Director, L'Oréal, and CNRS researcher, University of Lyon Dr Estelle Metay tell us more about this sustainable innovation initiative which is fully in line with the Group’s sustainable development programme, L’Oréal for the Future.

Shampoo bars: a revolution!

Garnier launched its range of Ultimate Blends shampoo bars this year, which feature 94% plant-based ingredients. These bars are 97% to 99% biodegradable and the formula makes them easier to rinse out, using an average of just six litres of water, compared with eight litres for standard formulas. What’s more, these new shampoos come in 100% recyclable cardboard packaging, eliminating all plastic waste. For consumers, a single bar is the equivalent of two 250ml bottles of traditional liquid shampoo. The product is just one of many L’Oréal initiatives designed to help the Group reach its 2030 goals—like helping consumers reduce their average water consumption tied to product use by 25% on average per finished product .

What led to the creation of the first ever cosmetics tube including certified cardboard?

The first ever cosmetics tube including a material made from certified cardboard—a disruptive innovation in responsible packaging—was born of an environmentally minded partnership between two cosmetics industry experts: L’Oréal and Albéa. Delphine Bromberger, Director Packaging Innovation Fragrances & Open Innovation Packaging, L’Oréal, and Barbara de Saint-Aubin, General Manager Tubes EMEA, Albéa, tell us more about this world first.

Going the extra mile for the last mile

In Spain, L’Oréal works with Koiki, a company that employs people with disabilities or from underprivileged communities, to achieve its dual goal of positively impacting local communities and the environment. This partnership led to the development of the Last Mile Delivery initiative, which aims to reduce pollution from lorry transport in city centres. Thanks to the initiative, the last bit of the journey in cities now takes place on foot, by bike or in electric vehicles. 

Human Rights: the same rights for all