Cosmetics company L'Oreal has published its 2006 Sustainable Development Report, available in pdf and hard copy via http://www.reportalert.info/ra/Loreal180607.htm
The business, whose 19 brands are sold to customers in 130 countries, details key achievements of 2006, including how it has:
set up a Global Diversity Management unit and 22 Observatories on Diversity
created the position of Director of Ethics
piloted its raw material Sustainability Assessment Framework with 8 suppliers
developed indicators to measure the 'naturalness' and environmental impacts of raw materials
joined the Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil
used green chemistry to develop Pro-Xylane, an anti-ageing active ingredient derived from beech trees
acquired SkinEthic, making L'Oreal a leader in reconstructed skin and alternative methods to animal testing
acquired the Body Shop and Laboratoires Sanoflore, experts in sustainable sourcing and organic cosmetics respectively
reduced the overall amount of energy, water and waste used, despite its growth
accelerated its supplier labour standards audit programme, carrying out 304 supplier audits, as well as audits of all its own factories and warehouses
helped train 200,000 hairdressers around the world in raising awareness on AIDS prevention to date.
The report has been verified by two independent third parties and includes a Global Reporting Initiative content index.
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