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  • Overall approach
    5/10
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      3/4
      Overall commitment
      Zero deforestation/Deforestation-free commitment or, for timber, pulp & paper companies only, commitment to well implemented harvest and no deforestation of HCV & HCS areas
      3/4
      Do they have a commitment for other non-Forest 500 commodities, if so which?: No
      "L’Oréal will ensure that 100% of the sourcing for its overall portfolio of forest-related raw materials for formulas, packaging materials and POS, and the operation of its suppliers at a corporate group level, comply with the following principles: [...] No conversion or degradation of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests, Intact Forest Landscapes (IFL) and other forest-related natural ecosystems, following reference cut-off dates per raw material"
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      L'Oréal Groupe supports the Capitals Coalition, The New York Declaration on Forests, UNGC, has joined the Palm Oil Innovation Group and is a signatory to the Cerrado Manifesto of Support
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Hosting more than 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity, forests are essential to life and dispense numerous ecosystem services (habitats, carbon storage, water and air quality regulation, protection of watersheds and reduction of erosion, as well as the prevention of natural disasters such as desertification or flooding). Forests play a key role in achieving the global climate agenda. The International Panel on Climate Change estimates at 30% the share of anthropogenic carbon captured by vegetation each year, especially by forests. Therefore, forests are essential in carbon sequestration, as they are themselves carbon sinks, and have the capacity to capture atmospheric carbon and store it for good. Forests provide food, medicine and energy to over 1.6 billion people who rely upon these ecosystems for their livelihoods. They are also home to 300 million people around the world, including 60 million Indigenous people, and sustain the livelihoods of many forest-dependent communities"
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
      Reforestation disclosure
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of reforestation or restoration are being or have been conducted or facilitated by the company?: 1million ha
      "By 2030, the L'Oréal Fund for Nature Regeneration will have helped restore 1 million hectares of degraded ecosystems."
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Reduce emissions
      Yes
      0/0
      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2030

      Type of climate target: Net-zero emissions

      Is this target aligned with/verified by SBTi?: No
      "Our overarching climate change objective for 2030 is to align our greenhouse gas emissions to the +1.5°C scenario and we will reduce by 50% per finished product (which represents -25% in absolute terms) all our greenhouse gas emissions (scopes 1, 2 and 3). To achieve this goal, we have set numerical targets for every aspect of our activities to include not only our production and distribution facilities but also the raw material supply chain and the indirect impacts associated with the use of our products by their final consumers. "
  • Commodity score
    46/90
    • Palm oil
      60/90
      • Commitment Strength
        14/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          8/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

            Does the company have a commitment to the protection of other specific named ecosystems?: HCS; Other ecosystem

            When was this commitment set?: 2014
            "By 2030 we commit that 100% of the sourcing of our overall portfolio of forest-related raw materials for formulas, packaging materials and POS will comply with ‘No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation’ (NDPE) principles, will respect human rights and will support local livelihoods [..] In 2021, 100% of purchases of palm oil, and palm derivatives have been certified as sustainable according to the RSPO criteria since 2012."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "By 2030 we commit that 100% of the sourcing of our overall portfolio of forest-related raw materials for formulas, packaging materials and POS will comply with ‘No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation’ (NDPE) principles, will respect human rights and will support local livelihoods [..] In 2021, 100% of purchases of palm oil, and palm derivatives have been certified as sustainable according to the RSPO criteria since 2012."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: "No conversion or degradation of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests, Intact Forest Landscapes (IFL) and other forest-related natural ecosystems"
            "By 2030 we commit that 100% of the sourcing of our overall portfolio of forest-related raw materials for formulas, packaging materials and POS will comply with ‘No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation’ (NDPE) principles, will respect human rights and will support local livelihoods [..] In 2021, 100% of purchases of palm oil, and palm derivatives have been certified as sustainable according to the RSPO criteria since 2012."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: Current
            "By 2030 we commit that 100% of the sourcing of our overall portfolio of forest-related raw materials for formulas, packaging materials and POS will comply with ‘No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation’ (NDPE) principles, will respect human rights and will support local livelihoods [..] In 2021, 100% of purchases of palm oil, and palm derivatives have been certified as sustainable according to the RSPO criteria since 2012."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/7.5
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            When was this commitment set?: NA
            "L’ORÉAL has decided to go one step further and to work with its suppliers on new and more ambitious solutions to achieve its “Zero deforestation” ambition while taking into account local communities. L’ORÉAL will require from its suppliers that all supplies are traceable back through the supply chain to each of the company plantation or to suppliers’ fields or mills." [...] “By 2030, 100% of biobased ingredients for formulas will be traceable and will come from sustainable sources. None of them will be linked to deforestation. […] In 2021[…] 94% of our palm derivatives are traced back up to mills.”
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "L’ORÉAL has decided to go one step further and to work with its suppliers on new and more ambitious solutions to achieve its “Zero deforestation” ambition while taking into account local communities. L’ORÉAL will require from its suppliers that all supplies are traceable back through the supply chain to each of the company plantation or to suppliers’ fields or mills." [...] “By 2030, 100% of biobased ingredients for formulas will be traceable and will come from sustainable sources. None of them will be linked to deforestation. […] In 2021[…] 94% of our palm derivatives are traced back up to mills.”
          • Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: trace to point of production
            "L’ORÉAL has decided to go one step further and to work with its suppliers on new and more ambitious solutions to achieve its “Zero deforestation” ambition while taking into account local communities. L’ORÉAL will require from its suppliers that all supplies are traceable back through the supply chain to each of the company plantation or to suppliers’ fields or mills." [...] “By 2030, 100% of biobased ingredients for formulas will be traceable and will come from sustainable sources. None of them will be linked to deforestation. […] In 2021[…] 94% of our palm derivatives are traced back up to mills.”
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        13/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces

          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Not specified
          "Our approach is based on internationally recognised standards and namely the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the ILO Core Conventions that address child labour, forced labour, non-discrimination and the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining...Our products are manufactured to the most demanding standards of quality and safety."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: Not specified

          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support; Education and training, Economic
          "L’Oréal is also committed to support independent smallholders, who face challenges such as deforestation and difficult living conditions. Through a multi-stakeholder partnership, L’Oréal helps to connect independent smallholders to the market demand for “Zero Deforestation” palm oil, fostering sustainable agricultural practices."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          2/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          2/2
          Commitment to include women in commodity supply chains with reporting: "Taking an inclusive approach based on solidarity sourcing. The Solidarity Sourcing program was established by L’Oréal on a worldwide basis in 2010. It focuses on social inclusion and is deployed for every type of purchase (raw materials, packaging, sub-contracting, promotional items and indirect distribution) in every country where our Group operates. It steers a portion of our purchases towards suppliers who provide opportunities for disadvantaged people – who are usually excluded from the jobs market -- to find work and living wage. In 2018, 234 projects were supported by the program, benefiting 56,842 people – notably women, people with disabilities, and disadvantaged communities." Commitment to ensure equality in commodity supply chains: "L’Oréal will ensure that 100% of the sourcing for its overall portfolio of forest-related raw materials for formulas, packaging materials and POS, and the operation of its suppliers at a corporate group level, comply with the following principles: [...] Promotion of gender equality and women’s inclusion in agricultural supply chains."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm
          "REMEDIAL ACTION When a case of child labour is found, the supplier/subcontractor is obliged to ensure that the child returns to school. This includes, if necessary, providing his/her family with an additional income and includes making an offer of reemployment to the child when he/she reaches the permissible age. The Group Purchasing Director and the Group Director of Ethics shall immediately be informed of any case of child labour." Specific to L'Oréal UK Ltd: "In addition to the Code of Ethics, the Group has several ethics-related polices and processes. This policy architecture supports the work to identify, mitigate and remediate situations of modern slavery. A foundational process is the social audit programme, which provides a way of assessing and tracking risk. However, we know that while social audits can give us a helpful insight and snapshot of the risks, they are only part of the solution."
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Not specified
          "Ensure the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of Indigenous peoples’ and local communities prior to any activity that may affect these rights, and ensure adequate compensation, accommodation or remediation through mutually agreed procedures where production or conservation uses infringe on these lands, territories or resources."
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          Yes
          3/3
          Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          Yes
          3/3
          " L’Oréal will ensure that 100% of the sourcing for its overall portfolio of forest-related raw materials for formulas, packaging materials and POS, and the operation of its suppliers at a corporate group level comply with the following principles: [...] Protection of human, land and environmental rights defenders from violence, intimidation and criminalisation."
      • Implementation and Reporting
        34/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%

          What methods are used for verification?: RSPO

          Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO

          Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

          What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 100%

          Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: not specified
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          3/3
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          3/3
          "Within the scope of its Zero Deforestation policy, L’Oréal commits to ultimately work with suppliers enforcing responsible practices along palm oil and palm kernel oil supply chains."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2018
          " cut-off dates: - Palm oil, palm kernel oil and palm-based derivatives: November 2018 (most recent update of the RSPO Principles & Criteria)."
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: SPOTS project

          What is the nature of that participation?: Providing support/ advice/ experience/ expertise
          "L’Oréal is also committed to support independent smallholders, who face challenges such as deforestation and difficult living conditions. Through a multi-stakeholder partnership, L’Oréal helps to connect independent smallholders to the market demand for “Zero Deforestation” palm oil, fostering sustainable agricultural practices. In 2015, in the Beluran district of Malaysia, L’Oréal launched a pilot project called “SPOTS” (Sustainable Palm Oil & Traceability with Sabah small producers) aimed at supporting 500 independent producers of palm oil by 2020. At the end of the first five years of the project, 942 independent producers had joined the SPOTS project, 774 of whom obtained RSPO certification, representing nearly 28,000 hectares of sustainably managed plantations. L’Oréal worked with its suppliers and Wild Asia to scale up the project, in order to extend its positive impact to the entire state of Sabah by 2025."
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          Yes
          2/2
          Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          Yes
          2/2
          What methodology was used to identify the jurisdictions of focus?: Collaborated with French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD)

          What percentage of the company's non-DCF supply chain are sourced from the landscape where the jurisdictional approach is adopted?: NA

          What are the names, locations, timelines and other partners involved in the jurisdictional approaches?: Jambi ; Siak and Pelalawan

          Does the company report on the type of engagement they are conducting in the context of the jurisdictional approach (e.g. disbursed financial support, in-kind support, capacity, preferential sourcing)?: Capacity building and sourcing

          How is the company engaged within the jurisdictional approach?: Member of Siak and Pelalawan coalition ; collaborate with local stakeholders to establish sustainable sourcing region

          How many jurisdictional approaches focused on land use is the company currently involved in?: 2
          "In 2018, in partnership with the NGO SNV (Netherland Development Organization), L’Oréal implemented a sustainable sourcing project focusing on palm oil derivatives in the region of Berbak in Jambi, on the island of Sumatra. The project, which involved all local stakeholders, from the mill to the crusher, aims to support 12,500 smallholder farmers in improving their palm oil production practices over a period of five years. It has a double goal of achieving zero deforestation and improving farmers’ quality of life, in particular by raising and safeguarding their income. At the end of 2019, 7,169 smallholder farmers had benefited from SNV's training programs. In 2019, L'Oréal also partnered with the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) to evaluate the impact of smallholders’ agricultural practices on the quality of the soil and the productivity of palm trees within two independent smallholder cooperatives. The results will help to evaluate smallholders' practices and provide them with individual recommendations to improve their soil quality and productivity. It will also help reduce the environment impact of certain practices (over-use/misuse of fertilizers and herbicides)."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: 100%

          How frequently are assessments conducted?: not specified
          “The identification of the provenance of its sources provides L’Oréal with the basis for a preliminary risk assessment, field-level verification and suppliers engagement. In total in 2018, more than 98% of the volumes of palm derivatives sourced by L’Oréal originate from Indonesia and Malaysia. A non-significant proportion is also coming from Thailand, Papua New Guinea and Cambodia. In Indonesia and Malaysia, the Top 5 provinces where the palm oil/palm kernel oil feedstocks entering palm derivatives supply chain have been produced are: Riau (15%), Central Kalimantan (11%), North Sumatra (11%), Sabah (9%), East Kalimantan (6%). Based on the data collected in 2018, 37% of the mills identified as indirectly connected to L’Oréal’s supply chains are located in low risk areas according to the Global Forest Watch Pro platform. In high-risk profile areas in terms of deforestation, illegal production, greenhouse gas emissions, fires or impacts on water, L’Oréal proactively deploys, alongside with its upstream indirect suppliers, local investigations and independent due diligences in order to confirm the compliance of the refineries and crushers identified, including their supply base (local mills and plantations), to its Zero deforestation policy."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "L’ORÉAL commits to ultimately work with suppliers whose responsible practices can guarantee: Full compliance with the laws in the country where they operate, and especially anticorruption legislations and land tenure rights." "L’Oréal proactively deploys, alongside with its upstream indirect suppliers, local investigations and independent due diligences in order to confirm the compliance of the refineries and crushers identified, including their supply base (local mills and plantations), to its Zero deforestation policy. In 2019 such verification work will be extended to mills in L’Oréal’s supply chain via the use of the No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation(NPDE) Implementation framework."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism
          "Our Speak Up website allows L’Oréal employees and stakeholders (external staff, employees of providers or subcontractors, suppliers, clients, consumer, shareholders and representatives of civil society) to raise any serious ethical concerns they may have so that we can address them."
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          What is the non-DCF commodity volume sourced from known production areas, and proportion of total supply chain volume this represents?: Unspecified

          Total volume: 83383.0 tonnes

          What product types/sectors is this in?: Palm oil derivatives

          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume: 0 tonnes

          Reporting certified/compliant volume: 83383.0 tonnes
          In the 2020 RSPO ACOP report, L'Oreal reported using 83383.0 tonnes of palm oil and derivative products, 100% was certified
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: audits

          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA
          "L’Oréal has implemented a comprehensive due diligence approach, including risk assessments of [...] human rights & worker rights abuses are most prevalent, as well as independent audits of our suppliers."
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          For what percent is no location data disclosed?: 10%

          For what percent of smallholder suppliers is location disclosed?: NA

          For what percent of suppliers' production areas are point locations disclosed?: 90%

          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: No

          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Indonesia and Malaysia

          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: Not specified

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 0%

          What type of location data (boundary, point, etc.) is provided for smallholder farms?: Not specified

          What is the volume of each forest risk commodity that the company sourced in the previous year from each national or subnational location?: NA
          L'Oreal have a list of their supplier 944 mills with their precise latitude and longitude points- these are connected "L’Oréal’s top 90% volumes of palm-based derivatives, results from the 2021 supply chain mapping work. [...] The complementary list of mills potentially connected to L’Oréal’s remaining 10% of volumes is available upon request. In total, it covers 1,979 mills located in 27 countries including Indonesia and Malaysia." You email palm.oilenquiries@loreal.com to get the extra list of mills".
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: NA

          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: NA

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: NA

          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: NA
          "L’Oréal proactively deploys, alongside with its upstreamindirect suppliers, local investigations andindependent due diligences in order to confirmthe compliance of the refineries and crushersidentified, including their supply base (local millsand plantations), to its Zero deforestation policy.In 2019 such verification work will be extendedto mills in L’Oréal’s supply chain via the use ofthe No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation(NPDE) Implementation framework." "“In 2016, L’Oréal upgraded its evaluation scorecard for suppliers of palm oil and palm kernel oil derivatives, by creating a Sustainable Palm Index, a yearly scorecard aimed at measuring the specific commitment, progress and achievements of its palm derivatives suppliers regarding compliance with L’Oréal’s expectations on NDPE/Zero Deforestation|...] To go further in assessing and controlling compliance of indirect suppliers, especially crushers and refiners, L’Oréal supports Zoological Society of London and Transitions in the development of a new add-on of the SPOTT platform so as to identify a positive list of compliant upstream players, at group level, notably refiners and crushers, who are in line with L’Oréal’s requirements for NDPE/ZD.”
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Does the company commit to engage with rightsholders, Indigenous peoples and local communities when developing the implementation plan?: No

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes

          Does the company work with the non-compliant supplier to develop an implementation plan to remedy associated harms or non-compliance?: No

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: non-compliance with deforestation policy

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: not specified
          According to its Palm Alert procedure in place, as soon as informed about a potential breach to its Zero Deforestation policy, L’Oréal immediately cascades information to its direct and indirect suppliers so as to mobilize them to investigate further along their supply chains, set up clear, timebound milestones to bring their concessions into compliance with No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation principles and take appropriate business decision, going up to business disengagement if progress are not met within a maximum period of 6 months. For L’Oréal, supplier disengagement is a last resort. The Group remains convinced that engaging with suppliers, while staying demanding, is the most efficient lever for sector transformation.
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      34/90
      • Commitment Strength
        7/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          7/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Does the company have a commitment to the protection of other specific named ecosystems?: Peat

            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC

            What paper/pulp product does their commitment apply to?: Paper products; Pulp; Packaging; Viscose/collulose

            When was this commitment set?: 2021
            “Zero Deforestation targets for […] wood-based raw materials, and paper and cardboard […] L’Oréal considers three categories of forest-related raw materials: • Timber-based raw materials such as cellulose or wood extracts. For any packaging material (primary, secondary, tertiary) or POS, L’Oréal uses forest-related raw materials (notably paper, cardboard, corrugated or timber). […] BY 2030 AT THE LATEST, all these targets will be met for all remaining forest-related raw materials,”
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            “Zero Deforestation targets for […] wood-based raw materials, and paper and cardboard […] L’Oréal considers three categories of forest-related raw materials: • Timber-based raw materials such as cellulose or wood extracts. For any packaging material (primary, secondary, tertiary) or POS, L’Oréal uses forest-related raw materials (notably paper, cardboard, corrugated or timber). […] BY 2030 AT THE LATEST, all these targets will be met for all remaining forest-related raw materials,”
          • Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: zero deforestation in all forest-related raw materials
            “Zero Deforestation targets for […] wood-based raw materials, and paper and cardboard […] L’Oréal considers three categories of forest-related raw materials: • Timber-based raw materials such as cellulose or wood extracts. For any packaging material (primary, secondary, tertiary) or POS, L’Oréal uses forest-related raw materials (notably paper, cardboard, corrugated or timber). […] BY 2030 AT THE LATEST, all these targets will be met for all remaining forest-related raw materials,”
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: current
            "In 2020: [...] 99%of the cardboard from the products and 100% of the paper from the products is (FSC or PEFC) certified."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        13/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Not specified

          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces
          "Our approach is based on internationally recognised standards and namely the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the ILO Core Conventions that address child labour, forced labour, non-discrimination and the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining...Our products are manufactured to the most demanding standards of quality and safety."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support; Education and training, Economic

          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: Not specified
          "L’Oréal is also committed to support independent smallholders, who face challenges such as deforestation and difficult living conditions."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          2/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          2/2
          Commitment to include women in commodity supply chains with reporting: "Taking an inclusive approach based on solidarity sourcing. The Solidarity Sourcing program was established by L’Oréal on a worldwide basis in 2010. It focuses on social inclusion and is deployed for every type of purchase (raw materials, packaging, sub-contracting, promotional items and indirect distribution) in every country where our Group operates. It steers a portion of our purchases towards suppliers who provide opportunities for disadvantaged people – who are usually excluded from the jobs market -- to find work and living wage. In 2018, 234 projects were supported by the program, benefiting 56,842 people – notably women, people with disabilities, and disadvantaged communities." Commitment to ensure equality in commodity supply chains: "L’Oréal will ensure that 100% of the sourcing for its overall portfolio of forest-related raw materials for formulas, packaging materials and POS, and the operation of its suppliers at a corporate group level, comply with the following principles: [...] Promotion of gender equality and women’s inclusion in agricultural supply chains."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm
          "REMEDIAL ACTION When a case of child labour is found, the supplier/subcontractor is obliged to ensure that the child returns to school. This includes, if necessary, providing his/her family with an additional income and includes making an offer of reemployment to the child when he/she reaches the permissible age. The Group Purchasing Director and the Group Director of Ethics shall immediately be informed of any case of child labour." Specific to L'Oréal UK Ltd: "In addition to the Code of Ethics, the Group has several ethics-related polices and processes. This policy architecture supports the work to identify, mitigate and remediate situations of modern slavery. A foundational process is the social audit programme, which provides a way of assessing and tracking risk. However, we know that while social audits can give us a helpful insight and snapshot of the risks, they are only part of the solution."
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: suppliers
          "Ensure the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of Indigenous peoples’ and local communities prior to any activity that may affect these rights, and ensure adequate compensation, accommodation or remediation through mutually agreed procedures where production or conservation uses infringe on these lands, territories or resources."
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          Yes
          3/3
          Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          Yes
          3/3
          " L’Oréal will ensure that 100% of the sourcing for its overall portfolio of forest-related raw materials for formulas, packaging materials and POS, and the operation of its suppliers at a corporate group level comply with the following principles: [...] Protection of human, land and environmental rights defenders from violence, intimidation and criminalisation."
      • Implementation and Reporting
        15/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          2/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          No
          2/2
          Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: FSC

          What methods are used for verification?: FSC

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: NA

          Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC

          Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC

          What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: NA
          "In 2020: [...] 99%of the cardboard from the products and 100% of the paper from the products is (FSC or PEFC) certified."
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          3/3
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          3/3
          "To achieve this objective, L’Oréal will ensure that 100% of the sourcing for its overall portfolio of forest-related raw materials for formulas, packaging materials and POS, and the operation of its suppliers at a corporate group level , comply with the following principles: [...] No conversion or degradation of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests , Intact Forest Landscapes (IFL) and other forest-related natural ecosystems, following reference cut-off dates per raw material"
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: Decemeber 2010
          "the following raw materials and cut-off dates...Wood, paper and other wood-related products: December 2010 (potential adoption of FSC’s new cut-off date when finalised)"
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "Our Speak Up website allows L’Oréal employees and stakeholders (external staff, employees of providers or subcontractors, suppliers, clients, consumer, shareholders and representatives of civil society) to raise any serious ethical concerns they may have so that we can address them."
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA

          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: audits
          "L’Oréal has implemented a comprehensive due diligence approach, including risk assessments of [...] human rights & worker rights abuses are most prevalent, as well as independent audits of our suppliers."
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: NA

          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: NA

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: NA

          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: NA

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: NA
          "A dedicated sustainable management and compliance action plan has been defined. It focuses on risk monitoring and due diligence systems, physical certification of sources based on credible standards11 and/or supply chain connection to sustainable field projects contributing to improving agricultural practices, yields and the livelihoods of people involved in L’Oréal’s value chains, while protecting their rights. Compliance with these principles will be regularly monitored using a system to identify complaints and conflicts, and independently verified."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: (Corrective) Action Plans

          Does the company commit to engage with rightsholders, Indigenous peoples and local communities when developing the implementation plan?: No

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Breach of L'Oreal NDPE Policy

          Does the company work with the non-compliant supplier to develop an implementation plan to remedy associated harms or non-compliance?: Yes
          "If a breach of NDPE principles is identified, L’Oréal will activate specific action plans to resolve the issue. The company will engage with suppliers as the preferred approach, prior to a potential suspension or exclusion, in accordance with its Grievance procedure and based on assessments of the severity of the issue and the supplier’s commitment to implementing corrective actions."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy *
      40/90
      • Commitment Strength
        13/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          7/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            When was this commitment set?: 2022

            Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No

            Which certification schemes are used?: RTRS
            "Following on from its 2020 Zero Deforestation targets for palm, soy, wood-based raw materials, and paper and cardboard, L’Oréal has defined specific milestones and differentiated deadlines for its 2030 Forest Policy, to cover the extended scope of strategic raw materials, based on the criticality of the forest-related raw materials, the urgency to act and transform production models, as well as their business relevance to L’Oréal: BY 2025 AT THE LATEST, all these targets will be met for agricultural commodities that may lead to deforestation, with intermediary milestones for palm, soy and wood-based ingredients."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Following on from its 2020 Zero Deforestation targets for palm, soy, wood-based raw materials, and paper and cardboard, L’Oréal has defined specific milestones and differentiated deadlines for its 2030 Forest Policy, to cover the extended scope of strategic raw materials, based on the criticality of the forest-related raw materials, the urgency to act and transform production models, as well as their business relevance to L’Oréal: BY 2025 AT THE LATEST, all these targets will be met for agricultural commodities that may lead to deforestation, with intermediary milestones for palm, soy and wood-based ingredients."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: NA
            "Following on from its 2020 Zero Deforestation targets for palm, soy, wood-based raw materials, and paper and cardboard, L’Oréal has defined specific milestones and differentiated deadlines for its 2030 Forest Policy, to cover the extended scope of strategic raw materials, based on the criticality of the forest-related raw materials, the urgency to act and transform production models, as well as their business relevance to L’Oréal: BY 2025 AT THE LATEST, all these targets will be met for agricultural commodities that may lead to deforestation, with intermediary milestones for palm, soy and wood-based ingredients."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/7.5
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            When was this commitment set?: 2022
            "the Group notably commits that by 2030 at the latest, 100% of the biobased ingredients in its formulas and biobased materials for packaging will be traceable to the point of origin and derived from sustainable sources [...] priority agricultural commodities are palm, soy and wood-based ingredients"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "the Group notably commits that by 2030 at the latest, 100% of the biobased ingredients in its formulas and biobased materials for packaging will be traceable to the point of origin and derived from sustainable sources [...] priority agricultural commodities are palm, soy and wood-based ingredients"
          • Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: 100% of soy to be traces to point of origin
            "the Group notably commits that by 2030 at the latest, 100% of the biobased ingredients in its formulas and biobased materials for packaging will be traceable to the point of origin and derived from sustainable sources [...] priority agricultural commodities are palm, soy and wood-based ingredients"
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        12/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1

          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "Our approach is based on internationally recognised standards and namely the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the ILO Core Conventions that address child labour, forced labour, non-discrimination and the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining...Our products are manufactured to the most demanding standards of quality and safety."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: NA

          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support
          "With regard to soy procurement, L’ORÉAL does not use outside certification but implements its own internal Community Fair Trade programme which enables it to purchase its major reference from small soy oil producers in Brazil. The Group obtains this organic soy from agricultural producers in Capanema in Brazil, who use traditional and ancestral multi-crop methods to plant, cultivate and harvest the soybeans, which are thus organic. By virtue of this Community Fair Trade programme, Capanema farmers obtain just and fair income from their soybeans and can therefore maintain their traditional lifestyle."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women in commodity supply chains
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women in commodity supply chains
          1/2
          Commitment to include women in commodity supply chains with reporting: "Taking an inclusive approach based on solidarity sourcing. The Solidarity Sourcing program was established by L’Oréal on a worldwide basis in 2010. It focuses on social inclusion and is deployed for every type of purchase (raw materials, packaging, sub-contracting, promotional items and indirect distribution) in every country where our Group operates. It steers a portion of our purchases towards suppliers who provide opportunities for disadvantaged people – who are usually excluded from the jobs market -- to find work and living wage. In 2018, 234 projects were supported by the program, benefiting 56,842 people – notably women, people with disabilities, and disadvantaged communities." Commitment to ensure equality in commodity supply chains: "L’Oréal will ensure that 100% of the sourcing for its overall portfolio of forest-related raw materials for formulas, packaging materials and POS, and the operation of its suppliers at a corporate group level, comply with the following principles: [...] Promotion of gender equality and women’s inclusion in agricultural supply chains."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm
          "REMEDIAL ACTION When a case of child labour is found, the supplier/subcontractor is obliged to ensure that the child returns to school. This includes, if necessary, providing his/her family with an additional income and includes making an offer of reemployment to the child when he/she reaches the permissible age. The Group Purchasing Director and the Group Director of Ethics shall immediately be informed of any case of child labour." Specific to L'Oréal UK Ltd: "In addition to the Code of Ethics, the Group has several ethics-related polices and processes. This policy architecture supports the work to identify, mitigate and remediate situations of modern slavery. A foundational process is the social audit programme, which provides a way of assessing and tracking risk. However, we know that while social audits can give us a helpful insight and snapshot of the risks, they are only part of the solution."
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "Ensure the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of Indigenous peoples’ and local communities prior to any activity that may affect these rights, and ensure adequate compensation, accommodation or remediation through mutually agreed procedures where production or conservation uses infringe on these lands, territories or resources."
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          Yes
          3/3
          Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          Yes
          3/3
          " L’Oréal will ensure that 100% of the sourcing for its overall portfolio of forest-related raw materials for formulas, packaging materials and POS, and the operation of its suppliers at a corporate group level comply with the following principles: [...] Protection of human, land and environmental rights defenders from violence, intimidation and criminalisation."
      • Implementation and Reporting
        16/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using an internal verification system
          0/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using an internal verification system
          0/2
          Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: Na

          Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: Own internal Community Fair Trade programme

          What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: NA

          What methods are used for verification?: NA

          Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Own internal Community Fair Trade programme

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: na
          "In 2020, L’Oréal consumed 266 tonnes of soybean extract and 48 tonnes of soybean extract derivatives. In 2020, 100% of the soybean extract used by L’Oréal and coming from Latin America is from a land project certified RTRS, Bio and Fair For Life, aimed at supporting 36 small soybean producers in Brazil and Paraguay, or from certified sources (IP – Identity Preserved Proterra). Most derivatives come from areas classed without risk of deforestation"
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          3/3
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          3/3
          "To achieve this objective, L’Oréal will ensure that 100% of the sourcing for its overall portfolio of forest-related raw materials for formulas, packaging materials and POS, and the operation of its suppliers at a corporate group level , comply with the following principles: [...] No conversion or degradation of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests , Intact Forest Landscapes (IFL) and other forest-related natural ecosystems, following reference cut-off dates per raw material"
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2016
          "Soybean, soy oil and soy derivatives: June 2016 (most recent update of the RTRS Principles & Criteria and later than the Proterra cut-off date)."
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism
          "Our Speak Up website allows L’Oréal employees and stakeholders (external staff, employees of providers or subcontractors, suppliers, clients, consumer, shareholders and representatives of civil society) to raise any serious ethical concerns they may have so that we can address them."
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting partial volumes
          2/3
          Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting partial volumes
          1.5/3
          Reporting certified/compliant volume: NA

          What product types/sectors is this in?: NA

          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume: 266 tonnes

          What is the non-DCF commodity volume sourced from known production areas, and proportion of total supply chain volume this represents?: NA

          Total volume: NA
          "In 2020, L’Oréal consumed 266 tonnes of soybean extract and 48 tonnes of soybean extract derivatives 100% of soybean used by L’Oréal and sourced from Latin America (266 tonnes per year, less than 0.001% of global production). 100% of the soybean extract used by L’Oréal and coming from Latin America is from a land project certified RTRS, Bio and Fair For Life, aimed at supporting 36 small soybean producers in Brazil and Paraguay, or from certified sources (IP – Identity Preserved Proterra)."
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Audits

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA

          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA
          "L’Oréal has implemented a comprehensive due diligence approach, including risk assessments of [...] human rights & worker rights abuses are most prevalent, as well as independent audits of our suppliers."
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: NA

          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: NA

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: NA

          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: NA

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: NA
          "A dedicated sustainable management and compliance action plan has been defined. It focuses on risk monitoring and due diligence systems, physical certification of sources based on credible standards11 and/or supply chain connection to sustainable field projects contributing to improving agricultural practices, yields and the livelihoods of people involved in L’Oréal’s value chains, while protecting their rights. Compliance with these principles will be regularly monitored using a system to identify complaints and conflicts, and independently verified."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Action/Corrective action plan

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Breach of L'Oreal's NDPE Policy

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          Does the company work with the non-compliant supplier to develop an implementation plan to remedy associated harms or non-compliance?: Yes

          Does the company commit to engage with rightsholders, Indigenous peoples and local communities when developing the implementation plan?: No
          "If a breach of NDPE principles is identified, L’Oréal will activate specific action plans to resolve the issue. The company will engage with suppliers as the preferred approach, prior to a potential suspension or exclusion, in accordance with its Grievance procedure and based on assessments of the severity of the issue and the supplier’s commitment to implementing corrective actions."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    11/17
    Avg. score
  • Implementation and Reporting
    23/56
    Avg. score
  • Associated Human Rights Abuses
    12/17
    Avg. score

Profile

The L’Oréal Group is a French cosmetics company present in 140 countries. It is active in all branches of cosmetics, such as make-up, skin care, hair care and perfume, and its major brands include Garnier, Maybelline New York and Ralph Lauren. The group is one of the largest manufacturers of beauty and personal care products globally and is high up the list in many other categories. The group is especially prominent in Western Europe, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, and Brazil. L'Oreal S.A. is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil and paper packaging and is also assessed for its exposure to soy.

Sector
Industry sector 
Paper Packaging, Personal Products
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Manufacturer
HQ
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France
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CO
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Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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