L’Oréal Thailand has cut the ribbon on its first LEED Silver certified distribution center, according to a report published by The Nation. The new center will also lend the French beauty giant considerable heft, allowing it to retain its market leadership position and grow at twice the rate of the local beauty market.
“The opening of our new distribution center truly underscores our commitment to sustainability, to improve the way we do business across our value chain,” said L’Oréal Thailand Managing Director Nathalie Gerschtein Keraudy. “With this new distribution center, we are driving our ‘Sharing Beauty with All’ vision under the pillar of ‘Producing Sustainably’, by reducing our environmental footprint while bringing beauty to more new consumers.”
The center was built by TPARK’s Ticon Industrial Connection at a cost of THB500 million and spans just under 21,000 square meters. Compared to conventional facilities, it boasts a 43 percent energy saving, 40 percent reduction in water consumption, and is made from 30 percent recycled and/or local materials. L’Oréal has a 10-year lease on the facility.