L’Oreal Releases Sustainable Development Report

by | Jun 18, 2007

L’Oreal has released its 2006 Sustainable Development Report (Website, PDF).

According to the report, in 2006:

> Energy use down by 3.5 percent
> Direct carbon dioxide emissions from factories and
warehouses reduced by 4.8 percent
> Waste reduced by 2.4 percent
> Proportion of waste recovered or re-used up by 2.2 percent
> Water use cut by 14,000 m3 (0.4 percent)
> Chemical oxygen demand for waste water improved by 2.6 percent
> VOC emissions reduced by 9.5 percent
> Sulphur dioxide emissions down 9.6 percent
> All factories certified to ISO 14001

In 2007, L’Oreal says it will reduce:

> Total energy use by two percent from a 2005 baseline per unit of finished product at
factories and warehouses.
> Water consumed in factories by two percent per unit of finished product as compared to 2005.
> Direct CO2 emissions by two percent from 2005 levels at factories and warehouses
from fuel use.
> Waste generated by factories and warehouses per unit of finished product by five percent
based on year 2005 (excluding returnable packaging).
> Total weight of regulated waste generated by factories and warehouses by
10% from 2006 (regulated in the producing country as “hazardous”).

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