About Ethics at L’Oréal
A company’s behavior is as important as its economic performance or the quality of its products. L'Oréal was built on strong ethical principles that guide its development and contribute to building its reputation: Integrity, Respect, Courage and Transparency. These principles are namely the foundation of the Group's policies in terms of compliance, responsible innovation, environmental stewardship, social and societal responsibility, and philanthropy. L’Oréal’s ambition is to be an exemplary company worldwide and integrate ethics into the very heart of its business practices.
- In 2000, L’Oréal was one of the first companies in France to establish a Code of Ethics and to appoint, in 2007, a Chief Ethics Officer.
- In 2008, L’Oréal’s Chairman and CEO, Jean-Paul Agon, received the prestigious Stanley C. Pace Leadership in Ethics Award.
- In 2014, L’Oréal launched the 3rd edition of its Code of Ethics, which is now available in 45 languages and in Braille in English and in French, as well as a new ethics e-learning in 22 languages.
- In 2015, L’Oréal’s Senior Vice-President and Chief Ethics Officer, Emmanuel Lulin, received the prestigious Carol. R. Marshall Innovation in Ethics Award
- In 2017, L’Oréal received the Transparency Grand Prix for its Code of Ethics (Grand Prix de la Transparence – Charte Éthique). It is the first time that this prize was awarded.
- L’Oréal is a Global Compact LEAD company, one of the 100 companies included in the Global Compact 100 stock index, a signatory of the Women’s Empowerment Principles, an initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact and supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
- L’Oréal organizes an annual Ethics Day where employees from around the world can chat online with L’Oréal’s Chairman and CEO and their country General Manager about ethics.
For more information on ethics at L’Oréal: http://www.loreal.com/group/governance/acting-ethically.aspx