Thriving Planet

We are committed to reducing the impact of our business.

We have a bold ambition: to make our business environmentally sustainable. To reach this goal, we launched a new environmental strategy in 2010, which we updated in 2014. The strategy, and its accompanying actions, is built on both a thorough understanding of our impact and a long held business-wide commitment to the principles of sustainability. We have a long journey ahead of us, but below are a few highlights of our achievements so far.


  • In 2017, 97% of our catalogue paper (99% in 2016) came from credibly certified sources and 99% of the display packaging cartons and leaflets were sourced from FSCTM certified forests.
  • We stopped more than 99% of our manufacturing waste from going to landfill in 2017.
  • We are continuously working to reduce impact focusing mainly on emissions to water from our products. For many years we have used biodegradable cleansing agents in our bodycare rinse off products, and in 2017 we had the launch of the Love Nature range with complete biodegradable formulations.
  • Since 2010, we have cut our absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 24%. In 2017 total emissions increased by 18% compared to 2016 as a result of increased travel, increased number of product transports due to increased business activity and improved reporting.
  • We are continuously working to improve our global shipments and logistics. Since 2010 the total number of pallets shipped has been reduced by 32%. Our efforts have resulted in a 49% decrease in absolute GHG emissions since 2010 and a 25% decrease in emissions per pallet.
  • In the CDP 2017 climate change evaluation Oriflame was awarded a score B-, reflecting our actions to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the business risks of climate change.
  • Oriflame achieved a score B Management, for timber and palm oil, in the CDP's forests program, a recognition of Oriflame’s actions to source forest-based products responsibly.
  • The company continued to take steps to support the production and usage of sustainable palm oil. In 2017, over 8% of palm oil used in finished goods was certified by Mass Balance. The remaining usage was covered by RSPO Credits.