PARIS — L’Oréal announced on Friday the launch of its Employee Human Rights Policy.
In a statement, the world’s largest beauty company said it “commits to uphold a set of universal human and social rights standards for all its employees worldwide, regardless of their geographic location or position in the group.”
“This policy lays out commitments that will take us even further in universalizing standards for our employees by outlining what we’re doing concretely for their human rights,” said Emmanuel Lulin, L’Oréal senior vice president and chief ethics officer.
The new policy completes the group’s general Human Rights Policy, which it published three years ago. The Employee Human Rights Policy was developed with internal and external sources, such as the Danish Institute for Human Rights and United Nations experts.
L’Oréal’s policy, for instance, focuses on guaranteeing a living wage for its employees around the globe, in partnership with the Fair Wage Network.
The policy also sets standards for issues such as freedom of association, prohibition of forced labor, freedom of expression and universal paid holiday.
Jean-Claude Le Grand, L’Oréal executive vice president, human relations, said the policy “strengthens in particular our diversity and inclusion commitment, and is based on our Share & Care program, which grants all our employees a set of universal and social benefits.”