Sourcing as a catalyst for social inclusion

The program Working Sustainably by L’Oreal aims at improving the environmental impact of its workplaces’ environmental footprint throughout the world

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04/2016 • Updated 02/04/2019

The Solidarity Sourcing programme, established in 2010, directs a proportion of the Group’s global purchases to suppliers who give people who are typically excluded from the job market access to work and a sustainable income. This includes companies that employ people from underprivileged communities, firms that may not typically be able to access major international calls for tenders, and micro-enterprises. 
 

The achievements
 

The Solidarity Sourcing programme is active across all the regions where L’Oréal operates and covers all types of purchases, including raw materials, contract manufacturing and promotional items.

In 2018, it enabled 56,842 people from communities facing social or financial challenges to gain access to or retain a job and a decent income. This result represents an increase of 16,7%, or 8,150 more beneficiaries than in 2017.

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