The SPOT Sustainability Program
The French cosmetics company L'Oréal published its 2018 sustainability report "Sharing Beauty with All". The cosmetics giant reported that it had made progress particularly in reducing carbon dioxide emissions. The company is also presenting its unique SPOT evaluation program: a technical tool for assessing the climate friendliness of individual brands.
Heading Towards Climate Neutrality
As of 2018, the company was able to reduce the carbon dioxide output of its logistics and production centres by 77 per cent as compared to 2005. This continuous reduction took place despite a 38 per cent increase in production volume. By the end of 2018, 38 of the group's factories achieved climate-neutral status.
For the third year in a row, the non-profit organisation Carbon Disclosure Project honoured L'Oréal for this achievement with three A ratings in the categories climate protection, sustainable water management, and combating deforestation.
SPOT: Innovative Sustainability Program
The company also presented its digital evaluation programme SPOT (Sustainable Product Optimisation Tool). L'Oréal has been using this software since 2014. SPOT calculates the environmental and social performance of individual brands and automatically makes suggestions for improving the labels - an innovation in the cosmetics sector.
In 2018, every single new or reintroduced product of the group was analysed by SPOT. As a result, 78 per cent of all articles were improved based on the data. According to the company, SPOT will be essential in achieving sustainability and social goals in the future and will play a key role in the development of all the company's products by 2020.
Source, photo: L‘Oréal