L'Oréal’s US operations to become carbon neutral by 2019

The cosmetic giant has shared its plans to make all 21 of its US manufacturing and distribution facilities carbon neutral by next year.

L'Oréal USA has added Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) bought from a processing facility in Kentucky to its diversified energy portfolio, which alone is expected to cut the carbon equivalent of 1.8 million gallons of gasoline consumed annually, the firm says.

The company already has 17 renewable energy installations across the US, including large on-site solar installations in New Jersey and Kentucky along with wind turbines in Texas.

"Achieving carbon neutrality for all of our Operations facilities furthers our commitment to being a sustainability leader in the United States," said Frédéric Rozé, President and CEO of L'Oréal USA. "We have seen that a dedication to sustainability fosters innovation, inspires creativity and builds a strong team spirit. This new milestone can be credited to our passionate teams and their vision in finding a new renewable energy approach that benefits one of our local communities while being a long-term, financially viable solution."

L'Oréal’s US arm already surpassed the company's 60% carbon emissions reduction goal in absolute terms last year, with an 84% reduction from a 2005 baseline, and all its 21 US manufacturing and distribution facilities use 100% renewable electricity.

For more information on L’Oréal USA’s sustainability programs and its Sharing Beauty with All objectives, commitments and achievements, please visit their website here.