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L’Oréal USA EARNS PINNACLE SPOT ON THE 2021 SERAMOUNT INCLUSION INDEX

The beauty leader is recognized for best practices in Recruitment, Retention & Advancement, and Company Culture and Demographics/Transparency

New York, NY – [August 11, 2021] — L'Oréal USA has been recognized as a leader in creating an inclusive workplace by Seramount (formerly Working Mother Media) in its fifth annual Inclusion Index today. Across nearly 200 organizations, L'Oréal USA was among seven companies recognized for superior achievement as a Pinnacle Inclusion Index Company, which is defined as receiving a score of 80 percent or higher.

The Inclusion Index helps organizations understand trends and gaps in demographic representation, creates a road map to drive internal change, and identifies diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) solutions to close the gaps. Organizations provided data and were measured in three key areas: best practices in the recruitment, retention, and advancement of people from underrepresented groups—women, racial/ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ people; inclusive corporate culture, including leadership accountability; and demographic diversity for women and racial/ethnic minorities. Questions on how organizations are addressing racism were included in this year’s survey.

“At L’Oréal USA, we are consistently working to build an environment of equity, inclusion and belonging among our employee community. Our efforts to create such an atmosphere where every person feels empowered to thrive and grow is a crucial element to our success as a beauty industry leader. It’s an honor to be recognized for our efforts and we are eager to continue making significant strides,” said Angela Guy, L’Oréal USA’s Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer.

This year, 193 organizations applied to participate in the Seramount Inclusion Index (formerly known as the Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index). Results reveal opportunities for all organizations to target their diversity and inclusion efforts for greater effectiveness.

“The need to address inclusion in the workplace continues to be a priority for corporate America,” says Katie Oertli Mooney, vice president of diversity best practices at Seramount. “Progress has been made, but we must remain steadfast in our efforts. We are proud to recognize our Inclusion Index companies for their dedication and for putting in the necessary work to effect real, sustainable change.”

 

About L’Oréal USA

L'Oréal USA is the largest subsidiary of the L'Oréal Group, the world’s leading beauty company. Through its management of over 35 iconic beauty brands, L’Oréal USA has generated more than $7 billion in sales annually. Products are available across all distribution channels including hair salons, department stores, mass market, pharmacies, medi-spas, e-commerce and more. L’Oréal USA’s commitment to growth is generated through sustainable innovation and driven by the company’s L’Oréal for the Future ambition which demonstrates sustainable development across the Group’s value chain. The company is headquartered in New York City, employs more than 11,000 people, and operates administrative, research, manufacturing and distribution facilities across 16 states.

About Seramount

Seramount is a strategic professional-services firm dedicated to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. Over four decades, partnering with some of the most iconic companies in the world, we’ve built a deep, data-driven understanding of the employee experience, which lays the groundwork for everything we do. Our comprehensive DE&I toolkit includes actionable research and insights, membership, strategic guidance and consulting, and inspiring events, meeting each client’s needs no matter where they are on their journey, and guiding them along an ever-changing landscape. Seramount has empowered more than 450 organizations to realize the business benefits of diversity, equity and inclusion. Learn more at seramount.com.

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