L’Oreal India achieves 100% carbon neutrality
To achieve 100% neutrality, the Baddi plant replaced conventional boilers with electric ones, reduced diesel consumption to zero, and switched power to a hydroelectric plant. The brand’s goal is to reduce CO2 emissions and operate within planetary boundaries by improving energy efficiency and using 100% renewable energy.
Jai Ram Thakur, Hon’ble Minister of Himachal Pradesh said, “The Himachal Pradesh government is committed to contributing to India’s sustainability goals and has taken practical steps to protect the environment and initiatives to reduce CO2 in the state. It’s a problem. happy that L’Oreal, a leading global cosmetics group, has also been supplementing the efforts of the State Government in protecting the environment by establishing a state-of-the-art carbon factory in Baddi. I send my best wishes for making this distinction.”
Commenting on this milestone, Amit Jain, Managing Director, L’Oreal India said, “Our Baddi Factory’s 100% carbon neutrality marks an important milestone, as it fits with the global sustainability goals we set for ourselves and also in line with India’s net zero target We are pleased to announce that our emissions related to electricity and fuel consumption have been reduced down to zero, so there’s no carbon impact on the environment.”
L’Oreal India is committed to the communities surrounding its Baddi factory and has implemented many socioeconomic initiatives to improve their lives and fulfill its purpose.
The school near the Baddi factory, founded by the brand in collaboration with the NGO Nirmala Niketan, provides free education to around 200 students aged 6-14. The company has been assisting the Himachal government in providing vital oxygen equipment, medical supplies, food and hygiene kits for Covid-19 relief.
To lift the spirits and support the women affected by the Covid disaster, the company has launched a livelihood support program to help them rebuild their lives. The brand has partnered with the Primary Healthcare Center in Baddi as part of a global solidarity program to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to healthcare workers as well as food and other needs. essentials for migrants and their families.