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L’Oréal reduces CO2 emissions of its production by 50%

One year after the launch of L’Oréal’s Sharing Beauty with All programme for sustainable development, the French cosmetics giant has unveiled the first measured results of its efforts. According to the group, the first achievements feature:

- A reduction of CO2 emissions of the Group’s production by 50% in absolute terms, from a 2005 baseline;
- The goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 60% by 2020 has already been overtaken in Brazil. At the end of 2014, L’Oréal achieved a 65% reduction of CO2 emissions at its two factories and its distribution centres.
- an improved environmental or social profile for 67% of the new products screened;
- 54,000 jobs created for people from underprivileged communities in social or financial difficulty.

"The reduction of CO2 emissions of our production by 50% in absolute terms since 2005 was achieved while our production increased by 22% over the same period. This result proves that performance and responsibility can go hand in hand," said Alexandra Palt, L’Oréal’s Chief Sustainability Officer.

The Sharing Beauty with All programme was launched on 23 October 2013 © (...)

The Sharing Beauty with All programme was launched on 23 October 2013 © L’Oréal

Brazil stands out of the 130 countries where L’Oréal operates through two projects that have contributed to the group’s Innovation and Sustainable Production pillars:

- Hosting almost a third of the world’s plant species, the country is a source of renewable raw materials for L’Oréal Brazil, with ingredients such as babaçu oil and murumuru butter. To ensure the responsible supply of these active substances, a new form of partnership with local communities was established, focusing on sustainable harvesting.
- Another Brazilian project that was highlighted as one of the group’s best practises is water reuse during the manufacturing process. The São Paulo factory was highlighted for its commitment to reducing the amount of water consumed during the equipment cleaning process. The system used allows decreasing the plant’s water consumption by about 8%, which means about 9,500 m3 of fresh water saved in 2014.

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