Stepping up the deployment of renewable energy

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04/2017 • Updated 19/04/2018

In the United States, L’Oréal reduced the CO2 emissions of its plants and distribution centres by 84% between 2005 and 2017. By end of 2017, all L’Oréal production sites were supplied by 100% renewable electricity, due to a series of on-site renewable energy projects and the purchasing of Renewable Energy Certificates at a local level. L’Oréal has installed more than 3,500 solar panels (with a 1.2MW generating capacity) at its plant in North Little Rock, Arkansas, and 4,100 panels (with 1.42MW generating capacity) at its Florence plant in Kentucky.

Additionally, the Group launched another major initiative in 2017: biogas sourcing. This will help to significantly expand the proportion of renewable energy used by L’Oréal’s North American production and distribution sites. 

In 2017, L’Oréal USA received a Green Power Partner of the Year Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Reducing CO2 emissions

L’Oréal set the objective of reducing CO2 emissions at our plants and distribution centres by 50% in absolute terms, between 2005 and 2015. This goal was reached this year already, even though production volumes actually increased by 21%. The Group is now targeting a 60% reduction by 2020.