L’Oréal’s overarching objective for 2030 is to align the group’s greenhouse gas emissions to the +1.5°C scenario in accordance with the Science-Based Targets (SBT) rationale. To achieve this, L’Oréal will reduce by 50% per finished product all its greenhouse gas emissions (scopes 1, 2 and 3) by 2030 with the following targets:

  • achieve carbon neutrality in all the group’s sites by improving energy efficiency and using 100% renewable energy;
  • emissions resulting from the use of its products by 25% compared to 2016, on average and per finished product;
  • reduce by 50% on average and per finished product, the greenhouse gas emissions linked to the transport of our products, compared to 2016;
  • have its strategic suppliers reduce their direct emissions (scopes 1 and 2), by 50% in absolute terms, compared to 2016.

Lighthouse initiative

Located in Italy, L’Oréal’s Settimo Plant is specialised in the manufacturing of mass market make-up and haircare products that are then distributed in over 30 countries.

Committed to industrial excellence and sustainable performance, the Settimo plant reached carbon neutrality in 2015 thanks to several innovations:

Electricity provided by a biomass power station as well as more than 14,000 photovoltaic solar panels on the site. The factory is heated by biogas, the remainder coming from the town’s district heating network, to which the plant is connected.

Since 2023, the plant has also been powered by 100% renewable energy – mainly hydroelectric – generated in Italy.

By covering its entire energy and heating requirement with renewable energy resources, the plant eliminates over 9,000 tons of potential CO2 emissions per year (equal to the annual emissions generated by 3,000 petrol cars with average displacement).