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This list features companies that are seen as being on the path to sustainably managing water. Information provided by 607 large companies has been independently assessed against CDP’s scoring methodology – developed in collaboration with leading peers and experts in corporate water stewardship – and ranked accordingly by CDP and its lead scoring partner the South Pole Group. L’Oréal has been awarded an A grade for its water management efforts. It is the only French company included on this global list of corporate leaders. L’Oréal’s leaders... Read More »

L’Oréal delivered a dynamic third quarter with sales up by +5.6% like-for-like, reflecting the solidity of our growth


The Group's digital edge and continuing targeted acquisitions, two strategic growth levers, have led to a sustained increase in e-commerce sales at +32%**, and to the recent integration of IT Cosmetics, an American make-up brand that is expanding our global portfolio.   These good performances confirm our ambition to post higher growth in the second half than in the first, and strengthen our confidence in our ability to deliver, in 2016, another year of growth in both sales and profits." * Like-for-like: based on a comparable structure and c... Read More »



This research partnership offers exciting perspectives at a time when conventional tissue engineering technologies remain limited in terms of the complexity of cell patterns. The laser-assisted bioprinting technology developed by Poietis to produce biological tissue can position cells in 3D with extremely high cellular resolution (on the order of ten microns) and cellular viability (over 95%). This unique bioprinting technology involves successively layering micro-drops of bioinks using a quick scan by a laser beam. The living biological tis... Read More »

Gazprom boosts natural gas exports to France


The parties paid particular attention to creating new routes for Russian gas exports to Europe in the light of the resumed TurkStream project. Another working meeting took place between Alexey Miller and Gerard Mestrallet, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ENGIE. The meeting participants discussed ongoing and future cooperation, including joint efforts within the Nord Stream 2 project. From January 1 to September 13, 2016, Gazprom supplied 8 billion cubic meters of gas to France, which was 27.3 per cent higher than in the same peri... Read More »

A double one-two for the BMW S 1000 RR in France


Last weekend the BMW Motorrad Motorsport racers were in action in the French Superbike Championship (FSBK) and the French European Bikes Championship (FR EU), as well as in the Italian Superbike Championship (CIV). They claimed two wins and a total of five podium finishes for the BMW S 1000 RR. With their results they also collected further points towards the 2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy (see full standings below). French Superbike Championship at Circuit Carole, France. The sixth and penultimate round of the 2016 French Superbike Champi... Read More »



Commenting on the figures, Mr Jean-Paul Agon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of L'Oréal, said: "At the end of June, the Group is confirming its growth momentum, with an increase in sales across all Divisions and all geographic Zones. As announced, the Consumer Products Division is accelerating and outperforming its market, driven by its conquest initiatives in make-up and haircare. L'Oréal Luxe, in a market that remains solid, is continuing to deliver sustained growth by capitalising on its unique brand portfolio and by maintaining... Read More »



IT Cosmetics offers more than 300 high-performance beauty products focusing on color cosmetics, skincare, brushes and tools. IT Cosmetics' multi-channel distribution model includes select television shopping channels including QVC and TSC, specialty stores including ULTA and Sephora, and the brand's website. For the 12 months ending June, 2016, IT Cosmetics had net sales of 182 million US dollars, up by 56%. "IT Cosmetics shares L'Oréal's passion for product innovation and our belief that offering beauty for all is a deeply purposeful missio... Read More »

Oncodesign and Ipsen Enter into a Strategic Partnership in Oncology and Oncodesign Joins Ipsen’s Paris-Saclay Campus


Claude Bertrand, Ipsen's Executive Vice-President, R&D and Chief Scientific Officer, said: "Ipsen has decided to locate its three R&D centers at the heart of the world's top competitiveness clusters in the life sciences industry (Paris-Saclay in France, Oxford in the United Kingdom, and Cambridge in the United States) to step up the pace of discovery of innovative new drugs." Christophe Thurieau, Ipsen Innovation's Senior Vice-President, Worldwide Scientific Affairs, added: "This partnership with Oncodesign fits perfectly with the devel... Read More »

Elbaz Dismissed From Lanvin Board


The decision was made during a brief "technical" meeting at Lanvin HQ in Paris, reports WWD, and means that Elbaz will no longer have any say in the future of the brand. He does, however, continue to own a minority share in the company. Elbaz's split with the house that he helped steer to commercial and critical success during his 14-year tenure was an acrimonious one, with the designer said to have been ousted by majority shareholder Shaw-Lan Wang. Accusations of "poor quality" and "agressiveness" on Elbaz's part followed shortly - all o... Read More »

The “L’Oréal share & care” social programme extended to employees across the group’s 67 countries


This set of social protections addresses the essential needs of employees in four areas: health, welfare, parenthood and quality of life at work. Some of the main measures include: - At least twenty-four months paid in the event of death or permanent incapacity - An access to major treatments with a reimbursement of at least 75% of related costs - A minimum paternity leave of 3 days paid at 100% of the salary - A minimum maternity leave of 14 weeks paid at 100% of the salary Over a hundred local initiatives The programme goes even furth... Read More »

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