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
Innovating to address disruption in the workplace
The Covid-19 pandemic has profoundly changed ways of working, but thanks to its ability to anticipate, L’Oréal has come through this global crisis with agility, while continuing to innovate.Read article
Diversity, equity and inclusion: creating the beauty that moves the world
Through products developed for all forms of beauty, L’Oréal is committed to creating the beauty that moves the world while applying and promoting the principles at the heart of its Purpose.Read article
Social policy as a catalyst for innovation and development
With the Covid-19 health crisis weakening economic and social ecosystems, employee well-being remains an absolute priority. For L’Oréal, an innovative social policy is the key to a work environment built around the needs and expectations of employees.Read article
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.