L’Oréal inks 3-year partnership with SUEZ

The water treatment and waste management company will help L’Oréal with sustainable production solutions at its industrial, administrative and research centres globally

We will do our utmost to help L’Oréal achieve its goals for sustainable development and the circular economy

L’Oréal and France-based water treatment and waste management company SUEZ have signed an agreement for an initial three-year period.

The Memorandum of Understanding will see the two companies work together to develop sustainable production solutions for the global cosmetics company at its industrial, administrative and research centres across the world.

One key focus of the partnership will be helping L’Oréal achieve a neutral or positive ‘water footprint’ for some of its sites by optimising water management and protecting water resources.

Other goals include helping L’Oréal to improve its renewable energy mix, increasing its carbon neutral sites, as well as increasing the company’s reuse and recycling of waste.

L’Oréal is already recognised as a leader in sustainable business practices; it was awarded a triple A rating for its water management, carbon impact and work to tackle deforestation in 2016.

Barbara Lavernos, Executive Vice-President 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.”

Meanwhile, Jean Louis Chaussade, CEO of SUEZ, added: “Through this global partnership with L’Oréal, SUEZ confirms its leadership in resource management for industry, one of our group’s strategic growth drivers.

“We will do our utmost to help L’Oréal achieve its goals for sustainable development and the circular economy.”

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