Back to work with help from the Chevilly-Larue laboratories


In 2014, L’Oréal’s research centre in Chevilly-Larue in the Val-de-Marne renewed its partnership with Ares, a company specialising in social integration, as part of the Solidarity Sourcing programme.

Since 2011, the cleaning of laboratory equipment has been entrusted to employees recruited by Ares through insertion contracts. It is one way to help people who have been away from the working world to prepare to return to the labour market. “The contracts are for an average of 14 months, explains Ares CEO Thibaut Guilluy. An ad hoc organisation was needed for the contracts to serve as effective catalysts for inclusion and for L’Oréal to be satisfied with our employees’ service.” The company therefore formalised the cleaning procedures, created learning support tools, developed customised training and implemented assessment and continuous improvement systems. “Professionalism is essential for us and, since L’Oréal has very high standards, this partnership has helped us make major advances,” adds Thibaut Guilluy.

And the programme has shown excellent results: 14 employees undergoing professional reintegration were involved annually and an excellent rate of over 80% of employees with prospects upon departure was achieved in 2014. The results were equally positive at the research centre: “They’re providing quality services and these contracts add a valuable human element,” says site Director Didier Bouche.

The initiative has earned recognition, as well: in March 2015, this partnership was awarded First Prize in the Responsible Purchasing category by Décision Achats magazine.

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Alexandra Palt

Directrice Responsabilité Sociétale et Environnementale



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