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L'Oréal publishes its 2006 Sustainable Development Report


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Cosmetics company L'Oréal has published its 2006 Sustainable Development Report, available in pdf and hard copy form at

L'Oreal, 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 eight suppliers   
- developed indicators to measure the 'naturalness' and environmental impacts of raw materials  
- joined the Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil   
- acquired SkinEthic, which develops alternative methods to animal testing   
- acquired the Body Shop and Laboratories 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.
The report has been verified by two independent third parties and includes a Global Reporting Initiative content index.

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