NEW YORK – November 20, 2017 – L’Oréal USA is proud to announce that it has scored a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and been named a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.”
Human Rights Campaign, America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality, recognizes companies that promote equality for LGBTQ workers and their families through comprehensive policies, benefits and practices. The CEI assesses non-discrimination policies and equal employment opportunities; equivalent benefits for workers and their families; company-wide education and accountability programs to encourage LGBTQ inclusion competency; and a public commitment to the LGBTQ community. These include domestic partner benefits across gender identities and sexual orientations as well as transgender-inclusive protections.
“L’Oréal is proud to promote diversity in all forms, as creative self-expression and acceptance are at the core of our business,” said Xavier Vey, President of L'Oréal Luxe USA and Executive Sponsor of OUT@L'Oréal, L'Oréal USA’s LGBTQ Think Tank. “The unique perspectives, voices and contributions of our workforce are what distinguish L’Oréal and drive some of our most innovative products and ideas. We are committed to making beauty accessible to everyone and will continue to make progress on this issue and be a leader in the industry.”
In addition to receiving its perfect score on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index, L’Oréal USA has taken additional steps to support the LGBTQ community, including:
• Launching several employee-driven Think Tanks focused on various dimensions of workforce diversity, including OUT@L'Oréal, which advances initiatives that protect LGBTQ rights and promote well-being across the organization.
• Partnering with the Ali Forney Center, an organization dedicated to protecting LGBTQ youth from the harms of homelessness, for an LGBTQ Career and Education Panel engaging employees during L'Oréal USA’s annual Volunteer Day.
• Achieving a top 20 ranking in the 2016 Thompson Reuters Diversity & Inclusion Index, an index measuring the corporate performance of 5,000 companies worldwide against multiple factors that define diverse and inclusive workplaces.
“L'Oréal is focused on highlighting the value of all forms of beauty, while respecting and reflecting the differences of our evolving society,” said Angela Guy, Senior Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion at L'Oréal USA. “In celebration of our customers and workforce, we prioritize inclusion and engagement efforts with people from diverse backgrounds and communities, both internally and externally. We are making great strides in our efforts to champion the LGBTQ community and we are honored that HRC has recognized the magnitude of the work we have done thus far.”