L'Oreal Reports on Diversity


L'Oreal launched its first worldwide diversity report, highlighting the group's progress between 2010 and 2015 in gender equality, inclusion of people with disabilities and inclusion of people with diverse social and ethnic origins.

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Gender Equality

  • 33% women in executive committee in 2015
  • 48% women in Management Committee positions in 2015
  • 55% women in Management of international brands in 2015

Inclusion of People with Disabilities

L’Oréal China’s plant in Suzhou has provided employment to 141 people with disabilities by working with a packaging subcontractor. In cooperation with Shanghai Disabled People’s Federation, L’Oréal China also recruited two people with disabilities in 2015.

L’Oréal Hong Kong, in partnership with the Hong Chi Association, established a beauty-hairdressing training program for students with intellectual disabilities. The subsidiary also works with the Hong Chi Association for a product labeling initiative as well as for the organization of its staff lounge Cum café.

L’Oréal Ghana and the Ghana Federation of Disabled launched a program for 20 physically disabled women to provide them financial and business skills and capital to start up a business activity. An 18-month management program was also conjointly developed.

L’Oréal France’s plant in Vichy has a 30-year partnership with the Association for the Development of Socio-professional Insertion of People with Disabilities (ADIS). The partnership includes subcontracting a packaging company that employs 80% of people with disabilities, full time recruitment of two people and part-time recruitment of 17 people with disabilities in the plant, as well as recruitment of four people with disabilities for the maintenance of green spaces.

In 2015, L’Oréal marked a new milestone with the signing of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Global Business and Disability Network Charter. The signing formalizes L’Oréal’s commitment to manage the inclusion of people with disabilities and will serve as a guideline for the Group’s subsidiaries worldwide, helping to accelerate efforts on the topic.

People with Diverse Social and Ethnic Origins

The diversity of origins of L’Oréal employees is an important success factor of the Group. One of the priorities is given to the diversification of recruitment: 50 subsidiaries have partnerships with schools and universities, and 25 subsidiaries have partnerships with associations to recruit talents with diverse ethnic and social origins.

At L’Oréal U.S, the multicultural work force has increased from 28% to 36% in the past 5 years. L’Oréal France builds awareness among employees through sustainable partnerships with associations focusing on social and ethnic diversity.

More than 500 employees have volunteered to work with these associations which have benefitted 4 500 individuals in 2015 (1 000 in 2013). To reinforce the importance of diversity and enhance the internal awareness of this topic, more than 18 000 L’Oréal employees worldwide will benefit from a specific training by the end of 2015.

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