Estée Lauder Companies pledge global transition to EVs by 2030

The announcement follows the beauty giant achieving its goal to source 100% renewable electricity for its direct operations in 2020

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The owner of brands including Bobbi Brown, Estée Lauder and Jo Malone has announced its commitment to transition 100% of its global corporate fleet to electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030.

The Estée Lauder Companies’ (ELC) global fleet, which consists of owned and leased sales and executive vehicles, represents the next step of the company’s climate action strategy to reduce its direct emissions.

The beauty giant has already ordered EVs for testing and deployment in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region and plans to work towards expanding the necessary charging infrastructure to support its green fleet.

The latest announcement follows the company achieving its goal to source 100% renewable electricity for its direct operations in 2020.

It is also reducing Scope 3 emissions through partnerships with third parties and suppliers, for example, it has started transitioning vehicles from diesel trucks to EVs in regions such as Canada and Switzerland.

Nancy Mahon, Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability, ELC said: “The Estée Lauder Companies has a deep commitment to helping accelerate the transition to a low carbon future and the electrification of our corporate fleet is an important next step in our sustainability journey.

“Our hope is that our commitment to clean transportation will not only help to reduce our impact and engage our employees in our commitment but also inspire similar action by others in the industry and beyond.”