L’OREAL Company Plant, LEED and CDP

LEED Platinum and the concept of greenhouse gas reduction

L’Oréal’s plant, an industrial park Vorsino, Russia

Завод компании LOREAL


Project Description:

The project is certified according to LEED v4 Platinum and it has significantly reduced greenhouse gas including by construction of the solar power plant with a capacity of 500 kW. This factory has been promoted to the most ecological factory in the world.


Our role in certification:

Certification of the factory according to the LEED Platinum system. Development of decisions on decreasing energy supply, digital modeling of energy consumption, development of design approaches for increasing ecological characteristics, measurements of solar power plant, engineering system acceptance.


Key achievements by certification:

The building got 80 points and the world’s first LEED Platinum 4v certification for industrial enterprise. The project provides high saving characteristics of energy, water, providing climate comfort.


Our role in reducing greenhouse gases:

1. Research of greenhouse gas reduction’s variants:

– Analysis the current energy consumption as well as energy supply systems and determination of the current volume of energy consumption and direct (Scope 1) and indirect (Scope 2) energy greenhouse gas emissions.

– Identification and economic evaluation of possible decisions on greenhouse gas reduction, including:

  • Combined generation’s systems
  • Heat pumps
  • Renewable energy sources:
  1. Solar power plant
  2. Wind generators
  3. Boiler-house based on biomass, biogas and biofuel
  4. Solar systems
  • Analysis of using hydrogen technologies.
  • Variants of compensation for greenhouse gas emissions (offset).


2. Technical and economical assessment of greenhouse gas reduction’s scenario:

  • Development of energy supply’s principal schemes and variants of compensation for greenhouse gas emissions
  • Technical and economical assessment of energy supply’s principal schemes and variants of compensation for greenhouse gas emissions, including capital and operational costs’ determination for implementation of variant solutions (order of values).


3. Energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction:


Saving 6 500 000 rubles per year (with consideration to domestic price of carbon 56 €).


CDP – Non-financial reporting: L’Oréal – Climate Change 2021

Year 2009:

The goal was to reduce the impact of its industrial activities on the environment.


Year 2013 – The first ambitious sustainable development program:

  • In the period from 2005 to 2020, the L’Oreal Group of Companies reduced by 81% in absolute terms CO2 emissions associated with production activities (production growth was 29%);
  • 96% of products created or updated in 2020 had an improved environmental or social profile.


Year 2020 – The Second Sustainable Development Program until 2030:

  • The goal was to reduce emissions of Coverage 1, 2 and 3 by 25% by 2030 relative to the base year 2016, including:

– 50% reduction in terms of product;

– 100% reduction of emissions by Plant Coverage 1 and 2 by 2025

  • L’Oréal – “Business ambitions for the 1.5°C initiative” – 0 emissions by 2050


CDP: L’Oréal – biodiversity, forests and natural resources:

  • By 2030, 100% of the water used in industrial processes should be recycled and reused;
  • By 2030, 100% of biological ingredients for food and packaging materials will be traceable and come from sustainable sources.
  • None of the components should be associated with deforestation;
  • In 2030, 100% of the plastic used in packaging should come from recycled or biological sources (up to 50% by 2025).


Project presentation:


LEED Certification

Leed Carbon Zero

LEED Training

Calculation of the Carbon Footprint

Development of an Integrated Energy Supply and Energy Efficiency Strategy

Reducing cost of construction and operation of buildings

Selection of analogues of equipment

Statistics on LEED, WELL and BREEAM objects in Russia