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Like Other Cosmetic Giants, L’Oreal Chases ‘Circular Economy,’ Improved Water/Carbon Footprint

Like Other Cosmetic Giants, L’Oreal Chases ‘Circular Economy,’ Improved Water/Carbon Footprint

L’Oreal will be striving toward a neutral or positive water footprint for some sites by improving treatment and reuse processes, as well as increasing reuse and recycling of waste by boosting material recovery at all L’Oreal sites. The beauty company is working with Suez, a company that provides solutions for … Read more »

Why Walmart’s Zero-Waste Goal Includes Suppliers, Sustainable Packaging

Walmart this week launched its Sustainable Packaging Playbook, a guide to best-practices such as maximizing recycled and sustainably sources renewable content, reducing materials used through better packaging design and designing for recyclability.

Will Multinationals’ Sustainable Brand Buying Spree Continue?

Unilever’s purchase of Seventh Generation is the latest “green” or sustainable brand acquisitions, a trend that analysts expect to continue as multinationals look to increase their sustainable product offerings and meet their own internal environmental goals.

Climate Week 2016: Apple, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oréal, GRI, RE100

Climate Week 2016 opened yesterday with business and government leaders convening in New York City for dozens of events that focus on the transition to a low-carbon economy. This year’s Climate Week includes a sharp focus on countries ratifying the Paris climate agreement — and what this means for global … Read more »

How to Better Manage Supply Chain Climate Risks

How to Better Manage Supply Chain Climate Risks

Supply chains are responsible for up to four times the greenhouse gas emissions of a company’s direct operations and yet half of major companies’ key suppliers don’t provide requested climate data to their corporate customers, according to a study produced by CDP and written in partnership with BSR. The report … Read more »


Plastic Microbead Ban Signed into Law, Wins Industry Support

The plastics industry says it supports a new law that phases out plastic microbeads starting in 2017. US President Barack Obama last week signed the law, which bans personal-care products from containing microbeads and aims to help remove plastic pollution from water supplies. The law defines microbeads as “any solid … Read more »

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CDP Reveals 2015 Climate A List

Apple, Microsoft and Google made the CDP 2015 Climate A List, which includes companies that received an A grade for their actions to mitigate climate change. CDP published the list as part of its annual Climate Change Report. The A List features brands from around the world including BMW, Nissan, … Read more »

68 Major Companies Join Climate Action Pledge

As the UN climate talks in Paris near, 68 additional companies have joined the White House-led American Business Act on Climate Pledge. Companies making the pledge have set greenhouse gas reduction and renewable energy sourcing goals for 2020 and beyond, and are focusing on increasing energy efficiency, boosting low-carbon investing. … Read more »

What the World’s Largest Companies Are Doing to Limit Climate Change

What the World’s Largest Companies Are Doing to Limit Climate Change

Despite setting emissions reduction targets, most of the world’s largest companies aren’t doing enough to limit global temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius, according to analysis by CDP. The report, Mind the Science, assesses emissions targets for 70 energy-intensive companies, which together account for 9 percent of global carbon emissions. … Read more »

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L’Oreal USA CO2 Emissions Plummet 57%

L’Oreal USA reduced its CO2 emissions by 57 percent in 2014 against a 2005 baseline, saving nearly 60,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide, according to the first measured results of its global sustainability program, Sharing Beauty With All. This milestone was due largely to the company’s commitment to expanding its use … Read more »

L’Oréal Halves Production CO2 Emissions

L’Oréal says it has reduced CO2 of its production by 50 percent in absolute terms from a 2005 baseline, one year after launching its sustainable development program. Production increased by 22 percent over the same period. Also under the company’s Sharing Beauty with All program, L’Oréal says 67 percent of … Read more »


Walmart, Target Partner on Product Sustainability

Walmart and Target have teamed up to improve sustainability in the personal care and beauty industry. The two companies, along with nonprofit Forum for the Future, last week co-hosted the Beauty and Personal Care Products Sustainability Summit in Chicago. Representatives from suppliers including Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Estee Lauder and L’Oreal … Read more »