Code of Ethics, a Guide for Action

Our Code of Ethics is the reference document for ethics within L’Oréal and helps employees, managers and directors live up to the L’Oréal Spirit in their day-to day professional activity.

CODE OF BUSINESS ETHICS, A GUIDE FOR ACTION
CODE OF BUSINESS ETHICS, A GUIDE FOR ACTION

L'Oréal's Code of Ethics is the reference document, the "Constitution" that guides action, inspires choices and brings the Group's ethical principles into the daily professional life of every employee. It applies to all employees of the L'Oréal Group and its subsidiaries worldwide. It also applies to all Officers and Directors of the L'Oréal Group and its subsidiaries. Each employee has access to the digital version of the Code or receives a printed copy when joining the Group.

First issued in 2000, the Code of Ethics was updated in 2007 and in 2014.

Over three hundred employees and executives have contributed to the elaboration of the new edition of the Code of Ethics. 

The Code was suject to validation, including cultural validation, by Country Managers, Country Human Resources Managers, Ethics Correspondents, Finance Directors. To underline the importance of this document, L'Oréal's Charmain and Chief Executive Officer and L'Oréal's Senior VP, Chief Ethics Officer signed the foreword, and the introduction is signed by the entire Executive Committee. 

The Code of Ethics sets out the rules of good conduct that are expected from L'Oréal employees. It is available in 45 languages. It is also published in braille in an English and a French version thanks to the Valentin Hauy association, serving people with vision impairment and blindness.

Group policies, supplements to the Code of Ethics


Supplementary to the Code, three topics are dealt with in a specific group policy: use of child labor by suppliers, responsible corporate restructuring and the employment of family and friends.

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