Diversity is a priority

Interview of the Global Diversity Director

Jean-Claude Le Grand, The Global Diversity Director Jean-Claude Le Grand
The Global Diversity Director
How is diversity perceived at L’Oréal?

Since its inception, L’Oréal has made diversity one of its guiding principles. Whether in terms of the people it employs or the products it develops, L’Oréal has always viewed diversity as a key concern.

The diversity of our human resources, our balance of male and female employees and our mix of talents, is one of the keys to L’Oréal's success. At all level and in all arenas, teams made up of a wide variety of people lead to greater creativity and a better understanding of every type of consumer. The Group therefore intends to continue hiring a diverse range of people and completely rejects any form of discrimination, be it on the grounds of sex, age, disability, ethnic or social origin, religious, national or cultural beliefs, etc. This conviction is central to the Group's Ethical Charter.

The Group has 18 brands distributed worldwide, including Soft Sheen Carson (the world's leading haircare brand for women of African origin), Shu Uemura, Lancôme, Maybelline New York and Giorgio Armani. The wide-ranging diversity and the complementarities of our brands and products are evidence of our commitment to all forms of beauty and well-being and our respect for cultural differences. At L’Oréal, beauty goes hand in hand with diversity: brands of all cultural origins for products that meet the needs of consumers all over the world. That is why we have, for years, been developing laboratories all over the globe: in late 2005 we opened a research center at Pudong near Shanghai dedicated to the study of Asian skin and hair