L’Oréal’s determined, proactive approach to ethics is key to cultivating trust-based relationships with all stakeholders.

L’Oréal places ethics at the heart of its commitments

L’Oréal was built on strong ethical principles that guide its development and shape its reputation. These principles underpin the Group’s culture and business model and our compliance, responsible innovation, sustainable development, corporate social responsibility, philanthropy, and human rights policies, alongside diversity, equity and inclusion.


Because acting with integrity is vital to building and maintaining trust and good relationships.


Because we strive to have a positive impact on our stakeholders.


Because ethical questions are rarely easy but must be addressed.


Because we must always be sincere and able to justify our actions and decisions.

L’Oréal among World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2021

For the 12th time, Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, has ranked L’Oréal among the World’s Most Ethical Companies. Companies are evaluated on over 200 data points, grouped into five fields: ethics and compliance, culture, environmental and social practices, governance and leadership, and innovation and reputation. Assessment increasingly focuses on the way companies assess the root causes of a problem when it arises in order to prevent future incidents, particularly in the fields of data privacy and human rights, which are both important to company stakeholders.