Diversity: L’Oréal implements a day-to-day control tool

A control panel consisting of thirty indicators now permits L’Oréal to permanently measure its actions against discrimination and for the promotion of diversity, at global level and within each of the group’s entities.

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In 2005, L'Oréal was one of the first to make an undertaking by signing the Diversity charter. In 2010, we confirmed our commitment by creating diversity workshops during which 10,543 of our staff were trained in this issue. Now, in 2012, we are equipped with the tools required to control our actions.”
Rachid Bensahnoune Human Resources Director responsible for Diversity.

Driven by the conviction that the promotion and management of diversity in HR policies constitute a powerful lever for the company’s social and economic performance, L’Oréal has been working with the consultancy firm Keyrus since 2011 to create a global monitoring and control tool for its diversity policy. In practical terms, it involves an IT system originating from HR SAP which will eventually be used in all 65 group subsidiaries, thus enabling them to develop their own Diversity Control Panel for monitoring age, sex, salary, number of mature workers… In total, thirty indicators that can be accessed at any time by the group’s managing directors and HR management committees. Currently, the report is available in France and a few other European countries but will soon be refined and completed for each country. The purpose of this fine-tuning? To factor in local particularities such as the legal quota policies currently applicable in the English-speaking countries. By the middle of 2013, the system should encompass all of L’Oréal’s subsidiaries.

L’Oréal has always placed people at the center of the company, and done so with a vision for the long term. The development of men and women is one of the key factors behind the group’s economic and social performance.

The desire to carry out an active policy in diversity – as an agent of progress, innovation, and creation of social ties – has been evident for many years, growing richer over time with the group’s growth.

Recognized as one of the world’s most attractive companies for young graduates and most formative environments for developing leadership among its managers, L’Oréal is always looking to find a balance between constantly improving its efficiency and enriching its pool of talent, at all levels and in all countries.

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