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REDKEN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT SCORES

At Redken, we are committed to increasing transparency around the environmental and social footprint of our products to help you make more informed and sustainable choices.


As a leading professional hair brand, Redken is committed to creating products that are powered by rigorous science and reach the highest standards of environmental sustainability. Redken continues to make strides towards this by working across the lifecycle of our haircare and styling products with the labs, packaging development and manufacturing teams to minimize the products’ environmental impact.

To further Redken’s commitment to improved transparency, we are introducing a new A to E labeling system that shows consumers and professional hairdressers the relative environmental impact of Redken products compared to other L’Oreal Groupe products in the same category. An A score indicates a “best in class ” product in terms of environmental footprint. While D and E scores indicate worst scores in the category, where work is underway to address the negative impact.

Keep reading below for more information about how it works.

A GLOBAL SCORE TO HELP YOU MAKE INFORMED CHOICES


The environmental score allows you to compare the environmental impact of your product with the impact of other L'Oréal Group products offering the same type of cosmetic service (hair cleansing, conditioning, etc.).

Every product is ranked on a scale from A to E. An “A” product can thereby be considered as “best in class” in terms of environmental impact.

MEASURING THE IMPACT AT EVERY STEP OF THE PRODUCT'S LIFE


The “Overall Environmental Impact” score gives an accurate vision of the impact of a product by taking into account 14 planetary impact factors, such as greenhouse gas emissions, water scarcity, ocean acidification or the impact on biodiversity.

The impacts are measured at every stage of a product’s life cycle and calculated by looking not only at sourcing, production and transportation, but also consumer usage and packaging recyclability.

DISCOVER OUR METHODOLOGY


This calculation methodology was developed by the L'Oréal Group with 11 independent scientific experts and is aligned with the European "Environmental Product Footprint" (PEF) standards. The application of the impact calculation method and the accuracy of the data are verified by independent auditor Bureau Veritas.

- Learn more about the METHODOLOGY.
- Check out the Bureau Veritas verification STATEMENT.

WHERE CAN YOU FIND THE ENVIRONMENTAL SCORE?


You can find the Environmental Score as well as additional information regarding the manufacturing conditions, the packaging and the social contribution of the product (e.g., the support of vulnerable communities) in the "Environmental and Social Impact" section of your product’s webpage.

And to make this information even clearer, we have decided to highlight, in addition to the environmental score, the carbon footprint and water footprint of each product. Why do we do this? Because they represent, on average, two thirds of the overall environmental impact of cosmetic products assessed with this methodology.

HOW TO INTERPRET THESE SCORES?


Each product is scored from A to E and each letter is associated with a color ranging from dark green, for the most virtuous ones, to dark orange, for those that could be improved.

Products can be ranked in comparison to other L’Oréal Group products in the same category. For example, a shampoo is compared to more than 1,000 other shampoos from the L'Oréal Group. Products with a score of "A" have the most favorable footprint.

For all products with an environmental impact higher than the average of the category to which they belong (Score D or E), we put in place an action plan to improve their impact, either in terms of design, formulation or manufacturing.

GLOSSARY

CARBON FOOTPRINT

The amount of greenhouse gas emissions (CO2) released throughout a product’s life cycle, i.e. during the production of ingredients and packaging, the product manufacturing, its transportation, use by consumers and the recycling of its packaging.

Did you know?
On average, 70% of the carbon footprint of a shampoo comes from the energy needed to heat the water in your shower.

WATER FOOTPRINT

Quantity of water consumed throughout the product's life cycle and impact on water quality, particularly during the manufacturing of ingredients and packaging, the production of products in factories, the usage phase (showering...) and the discharge of wastewater.

Did you know?
On average, 60% of the water footprint of a shampoo or a conditioner comes from the use phase! This is why we are working to improve the rinsability of our shampoos and conditioners. You can also choose leave-in conditioners, which are often better for the planet.

RESPONSIBLE MANUFACTURING PLANT

A manufacturing plant that, year after year, reduces its greenhouse gas (CO2) emissions, water consumption, waste generation, and that contributes to the development of local employment - especially for people in vulnerable economic situations – and access to training for its employees.

Did you know?
Since 2005, we have reduced the water withdrawal of our industrial sites by 53% (in liters per finished product), their CO2 emissions by 87% (tons of CO2 equivalent), and their waste generation by 38% (in grams per finished product*). *excluding sludge and returnable packaging in rotation, including returnable packaging at source

CERTIFIED PAPER/CARDBOARD FSC OR PEFC

The paper or cardboard used in the packaging comes exclusively from forests that are managed responsibly, in a way that protects biodiversity, and are independently certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC©) or the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).

RECYCLED MATERIAL

Material produced using other recycled materials.

Did you know?
By 2025, Redken will ensure its plastic packaging is made from recycled or renewable materials: none of it will be fossil-fuel based. Today, the plastic bottles used in Redken shampoo and conditioner ranges are made of 94% recycled plastic.

RECYCLABLE

Components that can - where the infrastructure allows - be collected and treated by a special industrial process to give rise to a new material.

Did you know?
By 2026, all our shampoo and conditioner packaging will be refillable, reusable, recyclable or compostable.

THE 4 PRINCIPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT ON LABOR RIGHTS

All direct suppliers of our product components or ingredients have committed to respect the fundamental principles of the UN on labor standards.
• The right of workers to associate freely and engage in collective bargaining
• No forced or compulsory labor
• No child labor
• No discrimination among workers

Did you know?
Since 2006, the L'Oréal Group has carried out more than 14,900 on-site social audits conducted by accredited third parties.

SUPPLIERS COMMITTED TO SOCIAL INCLUSION

Ingredient and packaging suppliers that provide access to work and a decent wage to people in socially and/or economically vulnerable communities. These suppliers support at least one Solidarity Project.

Did you know?
In 2021, 89,093 people had access to employment through the Solidarity Sourcing program.

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