Overall Environmental Impact (compared to other similar L’Oréal Groupe Products sold worldwide since 2020)
The “Overall Environmental Impact” is the cumulative score of 14 planetary impact factors* measured at every stage of a product’s life cycle from ingredient production, packaging production, manufacturing of the product, to consumer usage (for example the average quantity of hot water used during showering), biodegradability and end-of-life packaging disposal. The 14 planetary impact factors are weighted according to the Planetary Boundaries concept established by the Stockholm Resilience Center. Each product can be ranked in comparison to other products in the L’Oreal Group portfolio within the same category sold in 2020. The scoring information is displayed in a simple color-coded graph to help consumers stay informed. Every consumer product has some impact on the environment. A good score does not mean a product has a positive impact or no impact on the environment. The letters and colors used in this tool are designed to help consumers make comparisons to other similar products in L'Oréal's global portfolio, so they can make more informed choices.
*Carbon, water scarcity, fresh water ecotoxicity, fresh water eutrophication, marine eutrophication, water acidification, fossil and mineral resources depletion, land transformation, terrestrial eutrophication, particulate matter, toxicity via environment, ionizing radiation, ozone depletion and photochemical formation.