Suppliers – L’Oréal’s Mutual Ethical Commitment letter
We value our suppliers and integrate them in our ecosystem. Hence, L’Oréal has been for a long time presenting and explaining the commitments and standards in terms of human rights, working conditions, environmental stewardship and business integrity that are applied in our own entities throughout the world. As our suppliers play a key role in the development of our activities, we ask them to meet the same standards and favor those who are willing to do so. We do not compromise on our values and principles while supporting their continuous improvement on the matter.
In accordance with our Code of Ethics and as a supporter of the United Nations Global Compact (see our progress report here), this strong, mutual commitment has been initiated in 2002 with the Ethical Commitment Letter that all our strategic suppliers have signed.
In 2021, we have released an updated version, the Mutual Ethical Commitment Letter, to highlight the mutual commitment that we and our suppliers share when building a relationship. This document covers on human rights, working conditions, environmental stewardship and business integrity, including the possibility for our business partners to use our whistleblowing system, L’Oréal Speak Up, if they feel that we are not living up to our own high ethical standards. We progressively roll out this new version to all suppliers worldwide.
With L’Oréal’s Mutual Ethical Commitment Letter, we ensure that workers’ rights are respected, and it contributes to the abolition of all forms of discrimination, including the fight against child labour.