PISCATAWAY, N.J., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This evening, at a
banquet at Buttonwood Manor, NJ, L'Oreal USA's Piscataway manufacturing
facility will be honored with the New Jersey Governor's Division of Public
Safety & Occupational Safety & Health Award. The award -- which is part of
the New Jersey Governor's Annual Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA)
Awards Program -- is given to a facility that has worked for two
consecutive years without lost time from a work-related injury or illness.
The award marks the fifth year in a row that L'Oreal's Piscataway
facility has been recognized as part of the New Jersey Governor's Safety
Awards program. In 2003, 2004 and 2005, Piscataway received the
Occupational Safety & Health Award for achievement in the prevention of
workplace injury or illness. In addition, in 1997, the Piscataway facility
first earned OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Star Site status, the
highest honor awarded to companies with exemplary worksites with
comprehensive, successful safety and health management systems that exceed
government standards. L'Oreal USA has now achieved VPP compliance in all
six of its U.S. manufacturing facilities.
"L'Oreal USA has always put a priority on health and safety," said
Vince Serpico, Senior Vice President, Corporate Manufacturing, L'Oreal USA.
"We are extremely proud to have earned this award, which is a further
demonstration of our rigorous commitment to maintaining safe and productive
work environments for our employees, our plants, and the communities in
which we have facilities."
L'Oreal USA's Piscataway plant is ISO 14001 Certified and a member of
the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Performance Tracker, EPA
Climate Wise Program and EPA Waste Water program, each of which focus on
environmental excellence. The facility recycles or recuperates energy from
99% of its waste products. In recognition of these and other efforts, the
Piscataway facility also received L'Oreal's highest internal prize for
Safety, Health and Environmental (SH&E) Excellence in 2007; the Prix
d'Excellence, given to the L'Oreal plant that has demonstrated the best
SH&E performance beyond internal goals among 40 L'Oreal manufacturing
L'Oreal USA has had a long relationship with the state of New Jersey.
This relationship began in 1953 when L'Oreal USA's forerunner, Cosmair,
Inc, opened in the United States to become the exclusive U.S. licensee for
the L'Oreal Group. Cosmair's founding headquarters were in Clark, New
Jersey, with a staff of just twenty. Half a century later, L'Oreal USA now
has manufacturing, distribution, research and development, and other
operations in various New Jersey locations. The total number of L'Oreal USA
employees in New Jersey now stands at over 2,800.
ABOUT THE NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR'S ANNUAL OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH
Since its inception in 1927, the New Jersey Governor's Annual
Occupational Safety & Health Awards Program has played an important role in
promoting a safer and healthier workplace. It is open to all places of
employment, public and private, regardless of size, and is sponsored by the
New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the New Jersey
State Industrial Safety Committee, and the New Jersey State Safety Council.
ABOUT L'OREAL USA
L'Oreal USA, headquartered in New York City, with 2007 sales of almost
$5 billion and 7,900 employees, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of L'Oreal SA,
one of the world's leading beauty companies. In addition to corporate
headquarters in New York, L'Oreal USA has Research and Development,
Manufacturing and Distribution facilities across eight states in the U.S.,
including New Jersey, North Carolina, Kentucky, Arkansas, Illinois, Ohio,
Colorado and Texas.
L'Oreal's impressive portfolio of brands includes Lancome, Giorgio
Armani, Shu Uemura, L'Oreal Paris, Garnier, Vichy, Biotherm, La
Roche-Posay, L'Oreal Professionnel, L'Oreal Technique, Kerastase and The
Body Shop. The U.S. is the base for the product development, international
marketing and advertising for L'Oreal's nine American brands: Maybelline
New York, Soft-Sheen.Carson, Kiehl's Since 1851, Ralph Lauren, Redken 5th
Avenue NYC, Matrix, Mizani, PureOlogy and SkinCeuticals.
SOURCE L'Oreal USA