L'Oréal Group

Key Figures

Measuring our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion


 In 2010   In 2020

Women in our workforce

Women in our workforce : Total Workforce (2010 - 2020) : 64% - 69%, Leadership Positions (2010 - 2020) : 37% - 54%, Managers (2010 - 2020) : 59% - 64%

* Leadership Position:
37% > 2013 data
54% > Strategic, Group and local key positions
(5 300 positions representing the top 10% of the Group global workforce, excluding factories and retail)

Women in the top management

Women in the top management : Executive Committee Members (2010 - 2020) : 21% - 30%, Board Members (2010 - 2020) : 21% - 58%, Global Brand General Managers (2010 - 2020) : 43% - 59%

Women career development

Women career developpment : Promotions (2010 - 2020) : 61% - 67%, Training (2010 - 2020) : 59% - 66%, Expatriates (2010 - 2020) : 34% - 47%


Gender pay gap analysis in France

Since 2007, L'Oréal calls upon the Economix Institute that groups together renowned public research entities (INED, CNRS and Université Paris X), to conduct an annual gender pay gap analysis in France. The analysis has focused on median and mean salary differences between men and women.

Evolution of the median gender salary gap

(of all categories)


Average (mean) salary analysis using comparable data

Salary gap net of structural effects of age, seniority, location, part time and status that reveals a pay gap in favor of men.

 2,4%  in all categories (in 2020)

 0,3%  Operatives, industrial workers and administrative staff

 3,1%  Managers

Parental Leave

14 weeks

minimum of paid leave for mothers

6 weeks*

minimum of paid leave for other new parent (fathers and co-parents)

*Started in 2019 and presently rolled out country by country.

Our Key Figures

Gender Equity Certifications

(31 countries)

For several years L'Oréal has put in place an ambitious policy on gender equity. In order to measure and evaluate the various actions implemented, the Group set up since 2011 - in half of the countries where it operates (representing 60% of the total workforce) certification processes with the following organizations:

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  EDGE (Economic Dividend for Gender Equality)

  GEEIS (Gender Equality European and International Standard)


Australia, Brazil, Canada, USA, India, Russia, Philippines, Switzerland

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK


L'Oréal employees Worldwide with disabilities


Total L’Oréal employees with disabilities*
(*Direct employment)


Focus on France

4.33 % Direct employment 5.44 % Total employment In 2010
5.30 % Direct employment 6.80 % Total employment In 2019

Nationality & Multicultural Origins


nationalities across 68 countries*
(*Consolidated companies)

Global figures regarding the Multicultural Origins of our employees are not available. Aligned with UN recommendations, each country investigating ethnic characteristics of its population must carefully define terms such as “race”, “origin” or “tribe” which may have differing connotations. By nature of the topic, categories and their definitions will vary widely from country to country; therefore no internationally accepted criteria are possible.


Solidarity sourcing with suppliers

A worldwide solidarity purchasing program to advance social inclusion. Find out more here:

Projects linked to Women's economic empowerment


beneficiaries of projects specifically related to the emancipation of women


of beneficiaries of overall Solidarity sourcing program are women

 68 projects


23 countries

 635 beneficiaries

due to women-owned business

 1974 women

of the beneficiaries are women vulnerable or accessing male-dominated jobs 

Employment of people with disabilities


people with disabilities working for our suppliers


growth since 2014


beneficiaries with disabilities are based in France

 95 projects

in 30 countries

Our Key Figures

People Engagement

(L’Oréal employees )


Career development investment

> 65 K

Employees trained on Diversity and Inclusion topics

92 %

of employees responded to the Annual Employee Survey to give feedback and improve ways of working

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