The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) has announced its commitment to transition 100% of its global corporate fleet of vehicles to electric by 2030. It has reportedly become the first company in prestige beauty to join the Climate Group’s EV100 initiative, which brings together companies who are committed to accelerating the transition to electric vehicles.
ELC’s transition of its corporate fleet to 100% electric will contribute toward reducing the company’s Scope 1 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which supports progress towards its 2030 science-based target.
Within its Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region, the company has ordered EVs for testing and deployment and will continue to partner with site managers and work to expand the necessary charging infrastructure to support its fleet.
Estée Lauder is also furthering its efforts to reduce emissions from transportation and distribution activities that contribute to the company’s Scope 3 footprint. Efforts to move to low-emissions vehicles are underway, in partnership with ELC's third-party partners and suppliers. For example, ELC has begun transitioning local transportation vehicles from diesel trucks to EVs in regions such as Canada and Switzerland.
The company is continuing to install EV charging stations across many of ELC’s owned facilities worldwide.
Nancy Mahon, senior vice president, global corporate citizenship and sustainability, The Estée Lauder Companies, said, "The Estée Lauder Companies has a deep commitment to helping accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future, and the electrification of our corporate fleet is an important next step in our sustainability journey. Our hope is that our commitment to clean transportation will not only help to reduce our impact and engage our employees in our commitment, but also inspire similar action by others in the industry and beyond.”
Sandra Roling, director of transport, the Climate Group, said, "As the first prestige beauty company to join the EV100 global initiative, The Estée Lauder Companies’ commitment to EV100 will help to elevate the initiative and encourage more companies to make the commitment to fully electric. ELC’s commitment today further underlines the demand signal leading businesses are sending—the future of road transportation is electric."