The majority of Oriflame’s products contain significant amounts of water and the Company relies on water at all stages of the manufacturing process. With operations in countries where water stress is a major issue, such as India and China, Oriflame is committed to responsible water stewardship. In addition at the end of their useful life a large percentage of our products will end up in the local sewage system. Reducing water use and emissions to water are therefore key priorities for Oriflame.
|Water Use: Reduce water use at our factories by 10 percent by 2015 (per unit produced based on the 2010 baseline).
||On plan. Water consumption per unit has increased since 2010 due to a drop in units produced. In absolute terms a decrease of 8 percent since 2011 and by 16 percent since 2010 was achieved.|
|Biodegradability: To reduce environmental impact at the product end-of-life, only use readily biodegradable primary surfactants and primary conditioning agents in our cosmetic formulations.
||Not achieved. All rinse-off products (where these materials enter the water system) are compliant. A limited number of performance leave-on products have been formulated using conditioning agents that are biodegradable rather than readily biodegradable. The strategy will be reviewed during 2013. |
|Education: To reduce environmental impact during the use phase and at the end-of-life, we will start to communicate with our 3.4 million Oriflame Consultants on issues relating to water consumption and pollution.
||Behind plan. Initiatives to educate Oriflame Consultants have|
been launched through information in service centres, conferences and online media but roll-out has been slower than planned. Ecobeauty is being used as a tool to educate Consultants about these issues
|LEED Certification: Reduce water use and emissions to water at our new facilities by adopting new manufacturing systems design and pursuing LEED™ Green Building scheme certification for all our new production facilities.
||On plan. We are in the process of LEED™ certifying the Noginsk Facility that is under construction outside Moscow.|