Estee Lauder Companies (ELCs) have committed to electrifying 100% of their global corporate fleet by 2030. ELC is the first distinguished company to join the Climate Group’s EV100 initiative, which brings together companies accelerating the global transition to electric vehicles. Vehicle.
ELC’s global corporate fleet includes both leased sales and business vehicles. The transition to electric vehicles will help reduce the cosmetics giant’s Scope 1 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and help it meet its science-based 2030 targets.
In 2020, ELC achieved its goal of converting its direct operations to 100% renewable energy and met its goal after joining RE100.
Nancy Mahone, ELC’s senior vice president of global corporate citizenship and sustainability, commented, “There is a strong commitment to helping Estée Lauder companies accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future, and the electrification of our corporate fleet is an important step forward our path to sustainability. Next Step.
“We hope that our commitment to clean transportation will not only help reduce our impact and engage our employees in our commitment, but will inspire others in the industry and beyond to take similar action.”
ELC has already ordered electric vehicles for testing and deployment in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. ELC is also investing in existing electrification infrastructure by installing charging stations at several ELC-owned facilities in Melville, New York, Blaine, Minnesota, Petersfield, UK, Markham, Ontario and newly opened facilities in Galgenon, Switzerland.
It is also increasing its efforts to reduce carbon emissions from transportation and distribution activities that fall under its Scope 3 footprint. This includes a strong switch to low-emission vehicles. ELC has started converting mass transit vehicles from diesel trucks to electric in Canada and Switzerland.
Sandra Rowling, Director of Transportation for The Climate Group, said: “As the first prestige beauty company to join the global EV100 initiative, the Estée Lauder Companies’ commitment to the EV100 is to strengthen the initiative and encourage more companies to to make commitments. Today’s commitment from ELC underscores the demand signal from leading companies – the future of road transport is electric. “