Suppliers at the heart of L’Oréal
Commitments

This project consists of installing a supplier’s machines and staff on the actual premises of the L’Oréal production plant: a comprehensive approach directly in line with L’Oréal’s sustainable development objectives.

  • Implementation of an in-house production system in the Settimo plant in Italy

    Implementation of an in-house production system in the Settimo plant in Italy.

  • On the Settimo site, substantial savings in CO2

    On the Settimo site, the production of bottles near the packaging chain results in substantial savings in CO2.

  • In 2012, more than a billion products will be produced based on this principle

    In 2012, more than a billion products will be produced based on this principle. Here, on the Florence site in the United States.

  • And at the São Paulo site in Brazil

    And at the São Paulo site in Brazil.

Testimonial


Christophe GUESNET, Managing Director of Purchasing

Christophe GUESNET, Managing Director of Purchasing

Christophe Guesnet, General Purchasing Director gives his testimonial on "In-house" experiment at L'Oréal.

"In terms of direct impact on the environment, the “In-house” system eliminates the road transport of empty bottles and all the associated packaging, especially pallets. For the supply chain, the closeness of bottle production at the filling site results in more flexible production scheduling, which is adjusted on a daily basis. So a bottle can come off the line in the morning and be filled right away. Stock is reduced to the minimum and for some lines we produce just-in-time. Additionally, these products are made with very innovative investments in terms of industrial production, and they improve economic performance.

The “In-house” system is a comprehensive project in direct line with the group’s sustainable development targets.”

Expert Section

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