L’Oréal USA creates new executive role to address sustainability


The new Chief Sustainability Officer of the beauty brand owner will address the company's decade-long sustainable plan

L’Oréal USA's new Chief Sustainability Officer Marissa Pagnani McGowan

L’Oréal USA has created a new executive role to address its sustainability goals.

Marissa Pagnani McGowan has been named Chief Sustainability Officer of the French beauty giant's North American division, effective from 1 November.

She will report to L’Oréal USA President & CEO Stéphane Rinderknech and will lead the company's ten-year sustainability transformation plan, which includes meeting the company's targets for 2030 on climate, water, biodiversity and natural resources.

Rinderknech described the former PVH Corp apparel executive as having "an impressive track record of building sustainable business platforms and embedding sustainability principles into every part of a business.”

She continued: "We aim to drive a complete transformation of our business – to be a leader and catalyst of change in the beauty sector and beyond.

"I firmly believe that we must act with even more urgency to address the social and environmental needs of the planet while preparing our business to meet the opportunities of our dynamic market.”

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McGowan added: "My passion for the beauty industry, like the fashion sector, stems from its humanity and creativity, which together create a powerful opportunity to influence positive change."