Targetti Ferri (L’Oréal): “Strategy based on transformation”

The Chief Sustainability Officer of L’Oréal Italia: “The Settimo Torinese site is an excellence from both a social and environmental point of view”

“L’Oréal’s 2030 environmental and social sustainability strategy is called ‘L’Oréal for the future’ and is based on three pillars. The first involves the transformation of ourselves, therefore the transformation of personnel, products and production and storage sites. The second pillar concerns the transformation of our corporate ecosystem, and therefore of suppliers, customers and consumers, to accompany all these stakeholders towards a more sustainable future. The third pillar concerns the contribution that L’Oréal can make to the planet’s challenges, which is why we have three investment funds: one for the regeneration of nature, one dedicated to the circular economy and one to women empowerment”. As Simone Targetti Ferri, Chief Sustainability Officer of L’Oréal Italia, on the sidelines of the new edition of L’Oréal For the Future Day, the event open to the public with which the leading group in global cosmetics presents its social and sustainability strategy environmental.

The event took stock of the results obtained so far thanks to the L’Oréal for the Future program and what the next objectives to be achieved are.

“We achieved an excellent result with the Settimo Torinese production site – added Targetti Ferri – a site of excellence from both a social and environmental point of view. In fact, since 2015 it has been carbon neutral, as it is powered by renewable energy, mainly hydroelectric, and has 14 thousand photovoltaic panels. Furthermore, it is a ‘Water loop’ site, as it uses primary water only for the production of goods. All other processes are powered by water recovered from the production site, saving 40 million liters of water per year. Finally – explained the Chief Sustainability Officer of L’Oréal Italia – in Settimo Torinese we also have a partnership with the Valemour association, which allows us to accompany several people with mental disabilities on an introduction to work path and which for several years has makes it excellent from this point of view”. “We also have a huge commitment at the administrative site level. The new site, where we will move from November 2024, will in fact be certified ‘Leed and Well Platinum’, two of the most important environmental and social certifications in the world. L’Oréal has invested to the point of reaching the Platinum level, which is excellence” concluded Targetti Ferri.