Hong Kong, 25 October 2017 – L’ORÉAL has been identified as a global leader in corporate sustainability and has been awarded a position on this year’s A List for climate, water and forests by CDP, the non-profit global environmental disclosure platform.
CDP publishes A-D scores across climate, water and forests for over 3,000 major corporates, with the leaders celebrated on the prestigious A List. This is the first year that the non-profit has announced company scores across all three areas simultaneously, reflecting a holistic approach to corporate sustainability.
L’ORÉAL is one of only two companies to score an A for all three of CDP’s programs. This is in recognition of its impressive actions in the last reporting year to cut carbon emissions, enhance water stewardship, tackle deforestation in its supply chain and lead the new sustainable economy.
Jean-Paul Agon, Chairman and CEO of L’ORÉAL said “We are very honoured to be recognised by CDP as one of only two companies with a three A score. Halfway through our 2020 ambitions, L’Oréal has already undertaken an in-depth transformation in order to reach the ambitious targets set by ourselves on a wider scale, specifically on climate protection, sustainable water management and our fight against deforestation. This recognition is a great encouragement to go even further.”
The 2017 A List is comprised of 160 global companies, recognised by the CDP with an A for their action either on climate, water or forests, and has been produced at the request of 827 investors with assets of over US$100 trillion. Thousands of companies submit annual environmental disclosures to CDP for independent assessment against its scoring methodology.
CDP’s Executive Chair Paul Dickinson said “Congratulations to all the companies that made it onto the A List this year. It’s inspiring to see so many taking bold action to mitigate environmental risks and grasp the opportunities that come with the transition to a sustainable economy. These companies are driving the transition as we approach a tipping point on environmental action”.
The A-List (for climate, water and forests) and full company scores are available on CDP’s website: https://www.cdp.net/en/scores-2017
The scores are released on the same day as CDP’s second annual analysis in the series: Tracking progress on corporate climate action. This year’s assessment reveals that more companies are setting increasingly ambitious and longer-term climate targets, while the transition to a low-carbon economy is also driving product innovation and the uptake of new tools for change.
L’Oréal has devoted itself to beauty for over 100 years. With its unique international portfolio of 34 diverse and complementary brands, the Group generated sales amounting to 25.8 billion euros in 2016 and employs 89,300 people worldwide. As the world’s leading beauty company, L’Oréal is present across all distribution networks: mass market, department stores, pharmacies and drugstores, hair salons, travel retail, branded retail and e-commerce.
Research and innovation, and a dedicated research team of 3,870 people, are at the core of L’Oréal’s strategy, working to meet beauty aspirations all over the world.
L’Oréal’s sustainability commitment for 2020 “Sharing Beauty With All” sets out ambitious sustainable development objectives across the Group’s value chain.
For more information on “Sharing Beauty With All”, please follows the link http://sharingbeautywithall.loreal.com , for our actions on climate http://sharingbeauty.com/co2-emissions , on water http://sharingbeauty.com/water or fight against deforestation http://sharingbeauty.com/zero-deforestation.
CDP is an international non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Voted number one climate research provider by investors and working with institutional investors with assets of US$100 trillion, we leverage investor and buyer power to motivate companies to disclose and manage their environmental impacts. Over 6,300 companies with some 55% of global market capitalisation disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2017. This is in addition to the over 500 cities and 100 states and regions who disclosed, making CDP’s platform one of the richest sources of information globally on how companies and governments are driving environmental change. CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, is a founding member of the We Mean Business Coalition. Please visit www.cdp.net or follow us @CDP to find out more.
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The methodology and criteria for the A List are available on CDP’s website.
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