Patrick Sabatier

Why did L’Oréal decide to invest in renewable energy contracting, and why did the company choose ENGIE as a partner?

L’Oréal is committed before society to provide sustainable solutions throughout the value chain by means of Sharing Beauty With All, our commitment to sustainability.

One of our priorities is the topic of Climate Change, according to which we try to reduce CO2 emissions, which contribute to the Greenhouse effect, at all of our units and also when it comes to transportation. We therefore choose to buy 100% of our energy from the wind power plant Trairi located in Northeastern Brazil and which belongs to ENGIE, a company that has demonstrated full alignment with our commitments. We avoided this way the emission of 7,000 tons of CO2 in the atmosphere, the equivalent of 43 thousand trees planted.

It is also worth emphasizing that our Research and Innovation Center in Rio de Janeiro is the most sustainable research center in Brazil! The campus has been certified LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold, one of the leading international seals for sustainable buildings. The criteria taken into account are efficient water and power management, location, practices in place during construction, and construction materials used. In September last year, our main offices, in Rio’s Porto Maravilha district, earned the same certification.