L’Oréal Travel Retail Asia Pacific supplier Panalpina Singapore has introduced biodiesel trucks to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
The use of the new trucks is in line with L’Oréal’s ‘Sharing Beauty with All’ sustainability programme which aims to have all products offering environmental or social benefits by 2020. L’Oréal also targets a 20% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from transportation of its personal care products, against a 2011 baseline.
All L’Oréal strategic suppliers will participate in this sustainability programme by 2020.
According to Panalpina Singapore, the biodiesel that powers its trucks comes from waste cooking oil collected from restaurants across Singapore. On average, 4,000 litres are collected daily, 90% of which is converted to usable fuel.
Panalpina Singapore Country Manager Gino Marzola said: “Panalpina has a commitment to sustainability, and we are proud to embark on this journey with L’Oréal Travel Retail Asia Pacific to reduce CO2 emissions.
“As demand for their shipments and island-wide delivery grows, so too will our fleet of trucks, but we are safe in the knowledge that each litre of biodiesel used will emit fewer harmful gases, resulting in cleaner air for all.”
L’Oréal Travel Retail Asia Pacific Operations Director Marc-Antoine Poulle added: “We are very pleased to collaborate with Panalpina to lead the change in our sustainable operation. The new biodiesel trucks in place are a demonstration of our commitment to reducing our environmental impacts while achieving our ambition for long-term growth.”