L’Oréal to adopt the ‘Green Sciences’ approach


As a feature of its permanent journey to offer customers products that are perpetually successful, protected, and respectful to the ecosystem, L’Oréal focuses on a significant change of its Research & Innovation through embracing a ‘Green Sciences’ (Biosciences) approach. By 2030, 95% of its ingredients will be obtained from renewable plant sources, abundant minerals, or circular cycles; and 100% of formulas will be respectful of the oceanic climate.

This move comes while ensuring the protection of the planet is a flat-out need, and the Covid-19 pandemic is driving an elevated interest for products that are both useful for wellbeing and safe for the ecosystem. It is against this background that L’Oréal is opening another section in R&I by making nature the main theme in making renewable options in contrast to petrol-based ingredients.

The Group will draw on late advances in Green Sciences to empower the sustainable development of ingredients and extract the best that nature has to bring to the table through cutting-edge technological processes. As of now by 2020, 80% of the Group’s raw materials are effectively biodegradable, 59% are sustainable, 34% are natural or of natural origin. 29% of the ingredients utilized in L’Oréal recipes were created by the standards of Green Chemistry.

As indicated by Nicolas Hieronimus, L’Oréal Deputy Chief Executive Officer, responsible for Divisions: “With Green Sciences we are entering another chapter for L’Oréal Research and Innovation, which has been a key main driving force behind the organization since its creation. Our aspiration is that by 2030 we will want to offer ladies and men around the planet progressively viable, safe cosmetics that respect the environment.”

To accomplish this progress, L’Oréal has energized its full scope of assets in Green Sciences, including ongoing advances in agronomics, along with new improvements in biotechnology, Green Chemistry, formulation science, and modeling tools. The Group is also building a range of strategic partnerships with universities, start-ups, and its raw material suppliers.

Barbara Lavernos, Chief Research, Innovation, and Technology Officer explains: “Thanks to Green Sciences we can take up this goal-oriented scientific and technical challenge. This prudent, roundabout economy-based methodology will permit us to accomplish new degrees of performance and find phenomenal corrective advantages without settling on quality or wellbeing, in the service of beauty that is respectful of the planet.”

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