L’Oréal Singapore has shown its commitment to sustainability through manifold efforts that has received recognition and awards. “Green retail and operations is important for L'Oréal Singapore as a group, as we strongly believe that together with our consumers, we can play a leading role in improving environmental and social footprint of retail. This is why sustainability is in the heart of all that we do: from supply chain and operations, product development to packaging, and post-purchase”, shared Isabelle Lim, Director of Corporate Communications.
National Environment Agency - 3R Award for Shopping Malls 2017
The only beauty brand to be presented this award from Singapore’s government agency for the environment, Kiehl’s Since 1851 (Singapore) was awarded for its best practices that notably contribute to waste minimization in daily operations and consumer activities.
Receiving the award from Senior Minister of State Dr Amy Khor, L'Oréal and Kiehl’s Singapore has implemented many successful initiatives, including Kiehl’s “Recycle & Be Rewarded” program which saw over 50,000 used containers collected in 2017 alone, compared to a similar amount collected over the past eight years.
Singapore Business Review - International Business AWARD for Logistics 2018
Awarded for the first innovative trucking solution in the Asia Pacific region that allows double-stacking of products, the conceptualization and implementation of this inventive system is part of L’Oréal’s concerted efforts to reduce environmental footprint throughout the supply chain.
The benefits have been significant both on operations improvement and on CO2 emissions: Saving up to 15% on freight costs compared to a traditional trucking system, and reducing up to 30% of CO2 emissions.
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Kiehl’s Singapore demonstrates how retailers can show dedication in sustainability practices throughout daily operations, and actively rope in customers to reduce, reuse and recycle. For example, staff segregate recyclables such as cardboard boxes for recycling at the malls. Kiehl’s bags and materials are made of 100% recycled paper and plastics, its Eco-bins from recycled wood. Parent company L’Oréal Singapore also continually upholds sustainability practices at work, and kick-started an annual Sustainability Week with talks and activities.
L’Oréal Singapore and Bolloré Logistics co-designed an innovative trucking solution in APAC. The system gives excellent stability during transport, thanks to a lashing solution tailor-made with specific dimensions that can fit both European and United States pallets, and is 100% made of steel. Eighteen collapsible racks can support up to 500 kilograms per pallet, with pallet build-up to 1.1 meters height, which are integrated onto the trucks. This has helped overcome operational challenges including space and turnaround time, to ensure that cross-border deliveries are much more sustainably efficient.