L’Oréal has conducted an in-depth analysis of its supply chain in order to determine how it can cut carbon emissions and therefore reach its sustainability goals, according to a report published by Supply Chain Dive.
The French beauty giant discovered that while just 1 percent of its product weight was sent by air in 2017, this proportion accounted for 30 percent of the company’s overall carbon emissions. Therefore, reducing reliance on air freight had an ‘outsized impact’ in terms of carbon emission reduction.
“Air freight is something to be avoided, but it’s even worse when you have the wrong product at the wrong place and you destroy it afterward,” Francois-Regis Le Tourneau, Corporate Supply Chain Standards and Prospective Director at L’Oréal, told Supply Chain Dive.
The French beauty giant has committed to reducing its supply chain emissions by 25 percent through 2030.