L’Oréal is a founding partner of the Women4Climate programme, which was launched in 2017 by C40 Cities, a global network uniting 90 of the world’s large cities that have committed to preserve the climate.
This initiative aims to support and train young women from civil society to strengthen their leadership capabilities and enable them to achieve their local climate adaption projects.
“At L’Oréal, we consider it a strategic imperative to commit ourselves, alongside the C40 women mayors, to supporting the future generation of women leaders in addressing climate change. This commitment reflects two of the Group’s major values: promoting gender equality and preserving the climate,” explains Alexandra Palt, Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer of the L’Oréal Group and Executive Vice President of the L’Oréal Foundation. “Women play a fundamental role in the fight against climate change. It is our responsibility to help and support them.”
Between 2017 and 2020, 22 mentoring programs had been launched in 16 cities around the world bringing together over 300 participants. In 2021, 7 cities launched their mentoring program for 80 future climate action leaders.
The Women4Climate project is now part of the Fondation L'Oréal's Women & Climate programme.