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EPA Honors L'Oreal USA's Green Power Committment

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L'Oréal's e-commerce sales rose 33% in the first half of the year, now accounting for some 6% of total sales.

L'Oréal USA has spent the last few years focused on sustainability initiatives. Now comes word that the company has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership, which has recognized the company as "one of the nation's leading green power users."

L'Oréal USA is using almost 27 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, primarily from on-site solar arrays at eight facilities, according to the company, which meets about one-third of its electricity needs.

By 2020, the company has pledged that it will reduce its CO2 emissions in the United States by 60% from its 2005 baseline. L'Oréal USA reached this goal of a 60% reduction at the end of 2015 and has continued to accelerate its carbon reduction strategy.

"We are proud to be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for our renewable energy achievements," said Fréderic Rozé, president and CEO of L'Oréal USA. "As the world's beauty leader, it is our responsibility to integrate sustainability into all areas of our business and this partnership signifies the company's ongoing effort to identify cleaner sources of power."