TO PROVIDE CONSUMERS all over the world with quality products, L’Oréal has chosen an industrial policy as close as possible to the markets. Aware of the environmental and social impact of our products, we decided to accompany this policy with a twofold commitment. First of all, reduce the environmental footprint of all our production sites. To achieve this goal, in 2005 the Group set three targets to be reached by 2015, concerning both plants and distribution centres: achieve a fifty percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in absolute value, water consumption per finished product and the generation of waste per finished product. Then ensure strong territorial anchorage: while pursuing ambitious environmental goals, all the plants aim at cooperating with the local communities surrounding them. Pursuing these objectives, with the ongoing support of our suppliers, allows us to progress continuously.