L’Oréal to increase water reuse across sites with SUEZ

L’Oréal hopes to further improve its track record on water management after partnering with t SUEZ in a three-year agreement...

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PARIS, France – Cosmetics company L’Oréal hopes to further improve its track record on water management after partnering with French environmental services giant SUEZ in a three-year agreement.

One of the aims of the partnership is to attain a neutral, or positive “water footprint” across some of L’Oréal’s sites, by optimising treatment and reuse.

At the end of 2016 L’Oréal was awarded a triple A rating for its water management by CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project) with the company highlighted in the report– Thirsty business: Why water is vital to climate action.

L’Oréal has committed to reduce its water consumption for production by 60% by 2020, from a 2005 baseline (in litre/finished product).

At the end of 2015, the group said it reduced its water consumption in plants and distribution centers by 45% for the 2005-2015 period.

Another aim in the SUEZ/ L’Oréal partnership is to increase the number of carbon neutral sites by measuring, monitoring and optimising energy consumption and operating water and waste treatment systems.

Material recovery is also expected to be boosted across L’Oréal sites with local biomass being recovered from waste streams for energy production.

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Barbara Lavernos, executive VP of operations at L’Oréal, said: “This partnership with SUEZ will enable us to take our work even further by using the best technology and innovative solutions to make our environmental performance even better.”

Jean Louis Chaussade, CEO of SUEZ, added: “We will do our utmost to help L’Oréal achieve its goals for sustainable development and the circular economy.”

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