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GHG Emissions  -  February 2, 2022

Coty Starts Producing Carbon-captured Ethanol Fragrances

Coty Inc. announced it has started production of the world’s first globally distributed fragrances made using carbon-captured ethanol.

The production began at the company’s manufacturing facility in Granollers, Spain in mid January. The first Coty fragrances made using this new ethanol will reach stores in the coming months. Coty is ahead of schedule on its goal to integrate sustainable ethanol into a majority of its fragrance portfolio by 2023.

Coty is making these fragrances using CarbonSmart™ ethanol produced by partner LanzaTech, a supplier of sustainable ingredients that manufactures ethanol by capturing and fermenting carbon emitted by industrial activity before it is released to the atmosphere. The first delivery under a partnership was announced between the two companies in March 2021.

Carbon-captured ethanol involves nearly zero water consumption and reduces the need for agricultural land, in turn limiting Coty’s impact on biodiversity and lowering the Company’s carbon emissions related to fragrance production.

Coty’s sustainability efforts, including its partnership with LanzaTech and the deployment of carbon-captured ethanol, are led by Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Shimei Fan, who joined the company in January 2022.

“Coty’s accelerated release of fragrances made using carbon-captured ethanol represents the groundbreaking sustainability progress that I joined Coty to lead,” said Fan in a statement. “This exciting step forward in Coty’s sustainability journey demonstrates our ability to meet and exceed the ambitious clean and green roadmaps we have set for the future. We are now on course to integrate carbon-captured ethanol into a majority of our fragrance portfolio ahead of our ambitious 2023 goal, putting Coty on the leading edge of sustainable fragrance innovation. I look forward to many further accomplishments to come, as we continue to deliver on our Beauty That Lasts sustainability strategy.”


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