NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - L'Oréal USA's plant in North Little Rock is set to house the fourth largest solar power project in Arkansas.
The installation of 3,6000 solar panels will provide 1.2 megawatts of renewable energy and will reduce carbon emissions for the state by 556 metric tons per year. L'Oréal's plant has been in the state for 40 years and is home to brands such as Maybelline, Essie, and Lancome. The company's plant has nearly 500 employees.
The move by L'Oréal has made their operations in the United States run solely on renewable energy. The company will also reduce carbon emission by 84 percent, and water usage by 52 percent.
"This is the result of an immense amount of work by all the teams concerned," said Chairman and CEO Jean-Paul Agon. "It also sends out a strong signal: we are continuing to dissociate our growth from our environmental impact. While climate change is a major challenge, and we are already seeing its effect on the most vulnerable populations, our commitment is stronger than ever."
L'Oréal have solar projects in Arkansas and Kentucky and wind turbines throughout Texas.