A joint environmental effort

In an attempt to reduce the impact of its activities and products on the environment, L'Oréal involves its suppliers in its environmental program, favoring sustainable and locally sourced supplies.

L’Oréal Germany encourages electric-mobility

L’Oréal Germany encourages electric-mobility

L’Oréal Germany encourages electric-mobility

L’Oréal Germany encourages electric-mobility

L'Oréal has long been engaged in taking responsibility for its ecological activities and has extended its ecological footprint to include its suppliers. All along the production chain, the group involves its suppliers in its policy of environmental conservation and the protection of natural resources and biodiversity. It also favors local suppliers, using a single production company in each geographical region. In this way L'Oréal promotes the economic development of the regions in which it produces, limits the impact of raw material and goods transports and favors cooperation with new suppliers located closer to its markets.

Responsible packaging management


The packaging policy is a cornerstone of L'Oréal's environmental program. For several years, the group has been training its Packaging and Development, Marketing and Purchasing teams in the principles of eco-design. This approach is aimed at reducing the weight and volume of packaging and improving the environmental impact. For example, for the past 5 years L'Oréal has followed a strict policy of forest certification of its packaging, which allows it to certify that more than 90% of its cardboard packaging is certified, with over half being certified by the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council).

Responsible management of raw materials


Upstream, the selection of raw materials is based on an CSR qualification system which allows them to be evaluated according to sustainability criteria such as adherence to biodiversity, user safety and long-term availability. Moreover, L'Oréal Research Innovation draws its inspiration from the brand The Body Shop, which means that it uses various raw materials obtained as a result of fair trade processes, for example sesame oil, aloe vera or argon oil. Overall, this responsible ecodesign and supply approach necessitates good cooperation with the group's suppliers.


Joint efforts to reduce CO2

Since 2003, L'Oréal has been a member of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an independent NGO with the objective of measuring the efforts made by companies to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. In 2007, L'Oréal joined the Supply Chain Program of the CDP to encourage its suppliers to measure and manage their emission of CO2. This is an essential approach for taking efficient action with regard to the entire production chain and to encouraging good practices. In 2011, 48 suppliers of the group joined the CDP !


Environmental impact of our products' life cycles

Favoring local suppliers


One of the components of L'Oréal's purchasing policy has been to select suppliers at the production and development sites of the group, especially in developing countries. Over 80% of its purchases associated with production (packaging, raw materials, subcontracts) are thus made from local suppliers located in the geographical region of production (Europe, USA, Asia, Latin America, Africa / Middle East).