France, active cosmetics production : two plants go carbon neutral

SBWA - France, active cosmetics production: two plants go carbon neutral

Specialising in the fabrication of health-care and dermo-cosmetic products, the production facility Active Cosmetics Production comprises the Vichy plant, which obtained carbon neutrality in 2017, and the La Roche-Posay site. On this second site, energy efficiency efforts and research into sources of renewable energy led to an innovative, biopropane-based solution in early 2018. Biopropane is a 100% organically sourced gas made in the Netherlands from vegetable oils certified as sustainable and recycled industrial waste. The plant began using this new source of energy in mid-2018, a first for the industry in France. In this way, the La Roche-Posay plant’s energy mix is now derived from 100% renewable sources.