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


04/2016 • Updated 18/04/2018

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 2017, it enabled 48,692 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 15%, or 6,192 more beneficiaries than in 2016.

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Promoting access to employment and social inclusion

By the end of 2015, the Group will guarantee its employees, in the 68 countries where it is present, access to the best practices in place for worker benefits through the L’Oréal Share & Care programme. This programme represents the universalisation of our social model, while also serving as a genuine catalyst for rapid progress. By 2020, 100% of L’Oréal’s employees will also have regular access to training, as part of our objective to ensure training for all.