Human Relations

  • 5th  in the Universum global ranking

  • +28%  participants in the Brandstorm innovation competition

Jean-Claude Le Grand

Chief Human Relations Officer

Amid global economic and social uncertainty, L’Oréal’s commitment to supporting its employees has never been stronger. Thanks to our ability to anticipate and adapt, we have embraced new ways of working, with agility and responsibility – a responsibility that extends to championing and promoting diversity, equity and inclusion among all our stakeholders, to create the beauty that moves the world.
  • 41,400  employees have taken Green Steps
    or Green Tests training courses

  • 18,000  work opportunities provided as part of the L’Oréal for Youth programme

L’Oréal for Youth fosters youth employment

Because young people are among the first victims in times of economic crisis, L’Oréal has initiated a global programme to foster youth employment. L’Oréal for Youth is a three-pronged programme: supporting young people as they take their first steps towards working life by providing more work opportunities (25,000 each year as of 2022); boosting their employability by giving them access to learning content, coaching and a mentoring system; forming partnerships and raising awareness of the issue of youth employment. L’Oréal has partnered with the Global Alliance for Youth, which works with governments, foundations, youth organisations, academia and the private sector to help millions of young people enter the world of work each year.

L’Oréal recognised for its leadership in gender equality

In 2021, L’Oréal featured in the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index for the fourth year in a row. The Index highlights 380 companies across 44 countries and regions that demonstrate a proactive commitment to female leadership and talent pipeline, gender pay parity, inclusive culture and sexual-harassment prevention policies. In 2021, women held 55% of the Group’s key positions, represented 50% of the Board of Directors and made up 32% of the Executive Committee.
L’Oréal was also included in the Equileap Global Gender Equality Ranking for the fourth year running: in 2021 the Group came fourth out of more than 4,000 companies in 23 countries worldwide, and topped the Equileap ranking in France.

Brandstorm, tomorrow’s beauty laboratory

The 29th edition of Brandstorm, L’Oréal’s innovation competition aimed at students worldwide, challenged entrants to come up with an innovative idea to reinvent the beauty shopping experience through entertainment, in retail and e-commerce, mentored by the Group’s digital experts. This theme was hugely successful, with entries up 28% on the previous year, and the livestream of the final drew a large audience on social media. Brandstorm offers students a unique opportunity to showcase their potential in the sphere of technological innovation and digital disruption, the keys to tomorrow’s beauty.