A Clear Score
The “Overall Environmental Impact” score is based on a L’Oréal Group scoring methodology that gives an accurate vision of the impact of a product by taking into account 14 planetary impact factors¹, such as greenhouse gas emissions, water scarcity, ocean acidification or the impact on biodiversity. The impacts are measured at every stage of a product’s life cycle and calculated by looking not only at sourcing, production and transportation, but also consumer usage and packaging recyclability and presents it in a clear way.
Using this scoring, the overall environmental impact of a product can be compared to other L’Oréal Group products in the same category. For example, shampoos with an “A” score have the lowest overall environment impact compared to shampoos with an ‘E” score which have the highest overall environmental impact. The labelling gives each product a score, from A to E, with products labelled ‘A’ considered best in class in terms of impact. Find out more about the A-E scoring methodology here.
Carbon and water footprint represent two thirds, on average, of the overall environmental impact of cosmetics products assessed throughout this methodology.
¹carbon, waterscarcity, freshwater ecotoxicity, freshwater 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