THE WHAT? L’Oréal USA has announced that it has reached carbon neutrality for scopes 1 and 2 emissions for all 25 US sites across 12 states, including its manufacturing and distribution facilities, administrative locations and research and innovation sites.
THE DETAILS The US subsidiary hit its goal four years ahead of schedule, the French beauty giant said, the group having set a sustainability commitment to reach carbon neutrality across all sites worldwide by 2025.
L’Oréal USA took a four-pronged approach in order to achieve carbon neutrality comprising optimising energy consumption, producing renewable energy on site, purchasing RECs from local suppliers and procuring renewable natural gas from landfill gas projects.
THE WHY? Stéphane Rinderknech, President & CEO, L’Oréal USA, reveals, “L’Oréal’s sustainability ambition is a transformational effort that has touched every department, becoming a source of pride, inspiration and education for all our 11,000 US employees. Our brands and products are some of the most recognizable in the world, and more than two out every three products we sell in the United States are manufactured here. Our customers can be proud their products are made in facilities that use 100 percent renewable energy. While we are proud of these achievements, we know this is not enough to meet the moment we are in today and must push ourselves ever farther to meet the climate crisis head-on.”