Stepping up the deployment of renewable energy

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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2017 -48%
2016 -48%

Reduction of water consumption in  our plants and distribution centres since 2005 (in litre per finished product). Our target: -60 % by 2020.

-73% CO2 emissions

+33% production

Results recorded since 2005, which show that ambitious commitment for the climate and economic performance can work together.

2017 -37%
2016 -35 %


Reduction of waste generated by our plants and distribution centres since 2005 (in grams per finished product). Our target: -60% by 2020.

« Nous sommes tous mobilisés pour construire un Loréal plus durable. »

Alexandra Palt

Directrice Responsabilité Sociétale et Environnementale



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