L'Oréal Citizen Day

L’Oréal Citizen

The Employee Citizen Engagement Program

L’Oréal has a long tradition of employee community volunteering initiatives. Since 2010, the Citizen Day has allowed L’Oréal employees to dedicate a full day of their work time to supporting a non-profit social or environmental organization. 

Since then, L’Oréal has continued to innovate in terms of employee citizen engagement programs and has developed L’Oréal Citizen, a program that offers the possibility to contribute to causes through different ways: calls for projects, skill-based sponsorship, and payroll giving.

156 200

hours of volunteering conducted by employees in 2019 during the 10th edition of Citizen Day


153 000

euros donated to 6 non-profit organizations in 2019 through the Payroll Giving program



non-profit organizations supported in 2019 in 61 countries


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L’Oréal is giving to our employees worldwide the opportunity to devote an entire day during their work time to supporting non-profit social and environmental organizations.

They can get involved in various initiatives, such as renovating non-profits’ premises, supporting young social entrepreneurs or collecting waste.

In 2019, for the 10th edition of Citizen Day, a total of 27,600 employees volunteered, helping 969 non-profit organizations in 61 countries.

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In France, the Fondation L’Oréal supports employees that are involved in the non-profit sector through the Citizen Time program: this is an internal call for projects whereby employees can receive a financial endowment to support a project led by a non-profit organization.

Since its launch in 2014, this program has helped to support 157 non-profit organizations.


Launched in France in 2019, the Citizen Skills program is a skill-based sponsorship program allowing employees to help non-profit organizations during their working hours.

They can dedicate 2 to 6 days to the organization and share their expertise in marketing, project management, digital strategies, human resources or accounting.


Launched in 2018 in France, l’Arrondi sur salaire is a payroll giving program whereby employees can donate the cents from their paycheck to a non-profit organization.

This donation can be supplemented with an additional donation ranging from 1 to 10 euros. L’Oréal doubles employees’ donations, up to an amount of 100 000 euros every year. In 2019 for instance, the total amount of donations made it possible to plant 82,000 trees thanks to Planète Urgence.


“Having a positive impact on society and supporting disadvantaged communities is a source of pride for all our employees across the world. L'Oréal believes that it is its responsibility to provide employees with the means to take action and to provide a valuable contribution, because every action helps when it comes to today’s social and environmental challenges.”


Alexandra Palt

Executive Vice-president – Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer And Executive Vice- President of The Fondation L’Oréal



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