Beauty firm cuts CO2 emissions by over half

A global beauty company has cut its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 57% since the launch of its sustainability program. L’Oreal USA has saved nearly 60,000 metric tons of CO2 […]

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A global beauty company has cut its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 57% since the launch of its sustainability program.

L’Oreal USA has saved nearly 60,000 metric tons of CO2 since the scheme ‘Sharing Beauty with All’ started in 2013.

Chairman and CEO of L’Oreal Jean-Paul Agon said: “We are particularly proud to unveil these very encouraging results after making firm and quantified commitments towards sustainable development.

“Companies have an important role to play in society and L’Oreal intends to make a significant contribution.”

By the end of 2014 the L’Oreal Group reduced CO2 emissions by 50% and by 2020 the company pledges all its products will have an eco-benefit.

The firm also said it will cut carbon emissions, water consumption and waste per finished product by 60%.

L’Oreal’s South Brunswick distribution centre boasts the largest solar panel array with more than 10,000 panels and supplies nearly all of the building’s electrical requirements, reducing CO2 emissions by nearly 900 tons annually.