photography courtesy of L'Oreal USA
L'Oreal USA hosted a ribbon cutting this past Thursday, April 20, 2017 to officially unveil its new solar array, which will feature more than 3,500 solar panels. L'Oreal USA's North Little Rock plant will house the third largest commercial solar array and the fourth largest solar project in Arkansas.
The Solar array helps to achieve the emissions reductions goals set in the company's global sustainability strategy "Sharing Beauty with All."
L'Oréal USA's 3,528 solar panel installation provides 1.2 MW of renewable energy and will reduce carbon emissions by 556 metric tons per year. The 450,000 sq. ft. factory has operated in the state for over four decades, and is home to cosmetics production for brands including Maybelline, L'Oréal Paris, Essie and Lancôme. L'Oréal USA is the fourth largest industrial employer in the Greater Little Rock area and this plant has nearly 500 employees.
ABOUT L'ORÉAL USA
L'Oréal USA is the largest subsidiary of the L'Oréal Group, the world's leading beauty company. L'Oréal USA manages a portfolio of more than 30 iconic beauty brands, including Garnier, Giorgio Armani Beauty, Kérastase, Lancôme, La Roche-Posay, L'Oréal Paris and Yves Saint Laurent Beauté. L'Oréal USA also serves as the international hub for the product development and marketing strategy for L'Oréal's 18 American brands: Baxter of California, Carol's Daughter, Clarisonic, Dermablend, Essie, IT Cosmetics, Kiehl's, Matrix, Maybelline New York, Mizani, NYX Professional Makeup, Pureology, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, Redken, Softsheen-Carson, SkinCeuticals and Urban Decay.
Generating more than $6 billion in sales annually, L'Oréal USA is committed to growth through sustainable innovation, driven by the company's Sharing Beauty With All ambition for sustainable development across the Group's value chain. The company is headquartered in New York City, employs more than 11,000 people, and operates administrative, research, manufacturing and distribution facilities across 14 states, including Arkansas, California, Florida, Kentucky, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas and Washington. For more information, visit www.lorealusa.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @LOrealUSA.