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L’Oréal USA has announced plans to achieve carbon neutrality by 2019. The plan includes “a financially sustainable approach that could potentially serve as a model to support new renewable natural gas (RNG) projects in the future”, and it will be implemented across all of the brand’s 21 U.S. manufacturing and distribution facilities.

The announcement follows an agreement between L’Oréal USA and a Kentucky based RNG facility. It has also been reported that the “company currently has 17 renewable energy installations across the country, including large on-site solar arrays in Arkansas, New Jersey and Kentucky as well as wind turbines in Texas. The RNG purchased from the new project alone is expected to eliminate the carbon equivalent of 1.8 million gallons of gasoline consumed per year”.

The plans align with the cosmetic brands’s Sharing Beauty with All global sustainability programme, where “L’Oréal USA had already surpassed the company’s 60 percent carbon emissions reduction goal in absolute terms in 2017, reaching an 84 percent reduction from a 2005 baseline and achieving 100 percent renewable electricity use for all 21 U.S. manufacturing and distribution facilities”.

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*Currently, L’Oréal ranks mid-table with a 50 ECI across the Health and Beauty section of The Good Shopping Guide. For an example of the brand’s ethical company index score, visit the Skincare section.

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