Our brands use their influence to raise awareness of today’s major societal challenges
We continue to celebrate and advance diversity, equity and inclusion through our brands, which support purposeful programmes within their local communities and with their partners.
Some of our partnerships include:
- Lancôme’s Words for Work: Women in Leadership programme in partnership with the UK National Literacy Trust, aims to challenge inequalities in employment opportunities for young women and non-binary students in post-16 years education. The programme offers support through teacher-led workshops designed to improve literacy, communication and leadership skills.
- YSL Beauté UK ‘Abuse Is Not Love’ initiative partners with Women’s Aid UK to help raise awareness and prevent Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) - a type of domestic abuse. The programme provides funding for training sessions for children in schools across the country, as well as educating YSL Beauté UK Beauty Advisors
- Kiehl’s partners with Just Like Us, the charity that works to support and empower young people in the LGBTQ+ community. At Kiehl’s their long-standing motto has been Healthy Skin for All. The brand encourage inclusivity and celebrate diversity amongst customers and communities throughout the world, regardless of gender, race, religion or who they choose to love.
- Maybelline New York created BRAVE TOGETHER in 2021, a global programme that partners with NGOs worldwide, providing one-to-one support to those struggling with anxiety and depression. In partnership with a community of mental health experts, the programme creates support tools to help young people navigate everything from spotting the signs to how to practice self-care to exploring resources.
We want to strengthen the communities with which we engage
At L’Oréal Groupe, we believe it is our responsibility to share our growth – and its benefits. We are committed to making tangible improvements in communities wherever we are present.
We work closely with our partners to help move ourselves and the people we work with towards a more inclusive future.
A dedicated global and local training track
We work in many concrete ways to promote Equity inside L’Oréal. We have a diverse learning offer, both in terms of format (in class, e-learning, webinars) and subject matter, from inclusive leadership, unconscious bias and microaggressions to inclusion of LGBTQIA+ colleagues.
Workplace practices and policies
Within the workplace, we are committed to fostering a workplace with inclusivity at its heart, where all people of every ethnicity, social background, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation or disability - visible or invisible - feel welcomed and valued.
We strive to offer flexible, accessible and supportive working practices in our business.
We offer competitive parental support packages, including maternity, paternity and adoption leave, and provide flexible return-to-work policies and access to coaching support.
We offer support for specific challenges around reproductive health and conditions that women specifically encounter, like Menstrual Health and Menopause.
In the UK and Ireland, we have five Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to help us on our journey:
- GEN (Gender Equality Network)
- Ethnicity & Multiculturalism
- Mental Health & Wellbeing
- Disability & Neurodiversity
Run by our passionate employees, our ERGs provide support and feedback on our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy. They support our education efforts through a proactive agenda of events and initiatives focused on advocacy, community support, sharing insights and promoting awareness and feedback.