"We are proud to be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for our renewable energy achievements," L'Oréal USA President and CEO Frederic Rozé said. "As the world's beauty leader, it is our responsibility to integrate sustainability into all areas of our business and this partnership signifies the company's ongoing effort to identify cleaner sources of power."
In joining the Green Power Partnership, L'Oréal USA has committed to reducing its CO2 emissions in the United States by 60 percent as compared to the company’s 2005 emissions. The company’s green power, which amounts to 27 million kilowatt-hours each year, primarily comes from on-site solar arrays at its facilities.
"EPA is excited to welcome L'Oréal USA as a Green Power Partner and applauds their use of on-site green power and taking a leadership position on the environment," Green Power Partnership Manager James Critchfield said. "L'Oréal USA is helping to support the voluntary renewable energy market, and reduce harmful air pollution, demonstrating that using green power is smart for business and the environment."