By 2020, L’Oréal will have reduced the environmental footprint of its plants and distribution centres by 60%, from a 2005 baseline. The Group’s key criteria for industrial performance include reducing CO2 emissions in absolute terms, cutting water consumption, reducing waste per unit of finished product, and shrinking the transport footprint.

Our commitments

2015 -45 %
2014 -36 %

Water consumption in plants and distribution centres since 2005 (in litres per finished product). Our target: -60 % by 2020.

-56 % CO2 emissions+26 % production

Results recorded since 2005, which show that ambitious commitment for the climate and economic performance can work together.

2015 -31 %
2014 -23.1 %

Reduction of waste from plants and distribution centres since 2005 (in grams/finished product). Our target: -60% by 2020.

« Nous sommes tous mobilisés pour construire un Loréal plus durable. »

Alexandra Palt

Directrice Responsabilité Sociétale et Environnementale

Our actions

2015 -56 %
2014 -50.2 %

CO2 emissions from plants and distribution centres since 2005 (kilotonnes in absolute terms). Our target: -60 % by 2020

93 %

of waste generated by plants and distribution centres were recovered.

Among those, 67% of this waste was used as a material (reused or recycled).


Find all our publications regarding our sustainability commitments as well as press kits and videos in the Resources section.

All resources
2015 report

Our 2015
progress report

Download the 2015 progress report