L'Oreal USA's Piscataway Manufacturing Facility Receives New Jersey Governor's Division of Public Safety & Occupational Safety & Health Award AWARD GIVEN TO FACILITIES THAT HAVE WORKED FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE CALENDAR


Piscataway facility recognized in NJ Governor's Annual Occupational Safety

& Health Awards Program For the Fifth Year in a Row

    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
 facilities worldwide.
     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.
     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.
     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.


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