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L'Oréal publishes its 2006 Sustainable Development Report

20/06/2007

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Cosmetics company L'Oréal has published its 2006 Sustainable Development Report, available in pdf and hard copy form at http://www.ethicalperformance.net/LOreal_SDReport06.html

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.

L'Oréal welcomes feedback via sustainabledevelopment@loreal.com



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