L’Oréal has taken a new step in the development of its international social programme L’Oréal Share & Care by setting new objectives to further reinforce social protection for its employees, in the fields of welfare, health, parenthood and quality of life at work.
The new measures include the introduction of at least 10 days’ paternity leave, fully paid by the group in the 67 countries it operates in; reinforcement of its “flexwork” schemes where conformable with local social practices, and the expansion of provident schemes.
With these new measures, we want to confirm our position as a leading employer in terms of social protection in each country, with a specific focus on parenthood and quality of life at work, which are two important expectations of our employees
Jérôme Tixier, L’Oréal Executive Vice-President of Human Resources
This new step takes place three years after the launch of L’Oréal Share & Care programme in late 2013. The programme aims to ensure that all Group employees can benefit from a guaranteed universal set of social benefits, but also the best social practices in each market. Since 2016, 100% of objectives have been met by all subsidiaries, including notably the introduction of at least 14 weeks’ fully paid maternity leave and 75% cover of healthcare costs, with guaranteed access to the best professionals.
As a founding member of the “Global Business Network for Social Protection Floors” (GBNSPF) created by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in October 2015, L’Oréal has since 2017 contributed to the creation of the business network’s French branch, committed to improve social protection. The first act of this network is the publication of a guide to share inspiring initiatives for all economic players eager to get engaged on this topic.