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L’Occitane Group launches "ambitious" net-zero roadmap

Sophie Smith
02 May 2023

L’Occitane Group has launched a three-pillar strategy to help reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 2031 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

The new roadmap applies to all of the group's brands, including L’Occitane en Provence, Elemis, Sol de Janeiro and Grown Alchemist, amongst others.

To develop its strategy, the group has been collecting data covering all direct and indirect emission sources since its first carbon assessment in 2008.

The three-pillars include reducing emissions from energy consumption, reducing shared-responsibility emissions, and conserving and restoring ecosystems to neutralise residual emissions.

As part of this, the group aims to halve greenhouse gas emissions generated by the energy consumption at its own sites (factories, warehouses and retail outlets), primarily through using renewable energies together with improving energy efficiency.

It also plans to eliminate air freight by 2030 for the transport of its products and neutralise its residual emissions by 2030.

Each target has been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative. This encourages companies to address the climate challenge in ways that scientists believe are necessary to achieve the Paris Agreement goals.

Adrien Geiger, Chief Sustainability Officer at L’Occitane Group, said: "We are aiming to achieve ambitious targets with this commitment. Although our company has many options for transforming its production units, products and distribution, the creation of this low-carbon world requires us to develop solutions with our consumers and our partners."

Last year, L’Occitane Group partnered with Kering to launch a €300m Climate Fund for Nature. The ambitious Climate Fund for Nature set out yo mobilise resources from the luxury fashion and beauty sectors to protect and restore nature, with a particular focus on women empowerment.

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