L’Oréal adopted an ambitious programme to reduce its environmental footprint, by sourcing 100% of its power supply from renewable energy sources. In Brazil, China and Australia, ENGIE supplies the cosmetics giant with turnkey solutions adapted to local geographic specificities, to step up its energy transition.
In Brazil, ENGIE’s Trairi wind farm supplies L’Oréal’s production plants, distribution and research centres, and head office with 100% renewable electricity. This energy, produced from a wind farm 4,000 km from where it is used, prevents 7,000 tonnes of CO2 being released into the atmosphere every year.
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L’Oréal Brazil’s goal was to reduce carbon emissions by 60% by 2020, compared with 2005 levels. By 2018 they had beaten this target with a 68% reduction in their emissions!
In China, L’Oréal’s energy transition focuses on photovoltaic solar energy produced by ENGIE and its partner Unisun. The solution enables L’Oréal China to achieve carbon neutrality in its offices and laboratories, located across six of China’s major cities, including Beijing and Shanghai.
In 2019, L’Oréal Australia signed a five-year energy supply agreement with ENGIE. Under the agreement, all L’Oréal Australia sites are supplied with renewable energy from ENGIE’s 119 MW Willogoleche wind farm.
“We are proud to be working with L’Oréal to help them achieve their sustainability goals over the long term.”
Augustin Honorat, Chief Executive Officer, ENGIE Australia & New Zealand
renewable energy to power its facilities: this is L’Oréal’s target
of CO2 emissions prevented every year in Brazil