It’s official, L’Oréal Australia is among 120 organisations named as Employers of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA). The Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation is a voluntary leading-practice recognition program designed to encourage, recognise and promote organisations' active commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces. Receiving the WGEA EOCGE citation is a sign of an organisation’s commitment to making their workplaces equal. We have held this accreditation since 2018 and we’re really pleased to have achieved it again in 2022.
“Our purpose is to create the beauty that moves the world and as an employer with a 75% female workforce we strive to be create positive change relating to gender equality. Our gender equality strategy is built around listening to our employees and over the past two years we have continued our focus on flexibility and career pathways for women, and supporting our working dads to embrace being a primary carer. As a working dad myself, I prioritise my children and being available for them. So I work flexibly and make sure I do this in a visible way. I’m also incredibly proud that we have a majority female Executive Committee with seven of the thirteen position held by women,” Rodrigo Pizarro, CEO, L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand.
At L’Oréal Australia our focus is on maintaining an inclusive culture and ensuring that we consistently look for ways to further improve. We have policies and practices to support gender equality and inclusivity, however, it is the support, respect and understanding that our people feel from their leaders and colleagues that we see as the most important aspect. We also focus on strategic actions to drive positive change towards gender equality and the outcomes of this approach are paying clear dividends: we have a higher proportion of women in management, a stronger pipeline of women moving into senior management roles and a higher proportion of female employees working full-time than other employers in the WGEA dataset.
“Critically, these organisations are delivering on a formula that sees better support structures in place for working families; stronger actions to address pay inequalities; and strategic recruitment and promotion practices that help to encourage the full participation of women at work.” - WGEA Director, Mary Wooldridge
We are honoured and proud to receive this citation and thank all of our employees who support the move towards greater gender equality every day.