Human rights can seem like an abstract subject, but the reality is that they are relevant to all of us and impact us all daily. There are 30 Human Rights internationally defined by the United Nations, including the right to life and safety, to health, to privacy, to freedom of expression, the right to have a decent job, and more.
At L’Oréal, we are a company made up of human beings whose actions and products impact human beings as well as our planet. As such, it’s our responsibility to ensure that we respect Human Rights by avoiding negative impacts on people and planet from our activities, and by making positive impacts where we can.
In 2017, we adopted our global Human Rights Policy, in line with UN standards. In 2020, it was time to add our Employee Human Rights Policy, because setting an example starts from within, by assuring universal social standards for the people who make up L’Oréal.
Many of L’Oréal’s employees work hard on human rights issues in their day to day. In honor of this year’s International Human Rights Day, we’re shining the spotlight on four of our employees whose work shows how this commitment is key to how we do business. Of course, this is not an exhaustive list – many more of our employees are working on human rights worldwide, stay tuned for more of their stories coming soon.