Sourcing as a catalyst for social inclusion
04/2016 • Updated 18/04/2018
The Solidarity Sourcing programme, established in 2010, directs a proportion of the Group’s global purchases to suppliers who give people who are typically excluded from the job market access to work and a sustainable income. This includes companies that employ people from underprivileged communities, firms that may not typically be able to access major international calls for tenders, and micro-enterprises.
The Solidarity Sourcing programme is active across all the regions where L’Oréal operates and covers all types of purchases, including raw materials, contract manufacturing and promotional items.
In 2017, it enabled 48,692 people from communities facing social or financial challenges to gain access to or retain a job and a decent income. This result represents an increase of 15%, or 6,192 more beneficiaries than in 2016.
people from underprivileged communities have gained access to employment. Our target: 100,000 people by 2020.
of our strategic suppliers have been evaluated and selected based on their environmental and social performance in 2016. They represent 74% of direct purchases (raw materials, packaging and contract manufacturing). Our target: 100% by 2020.
of L’Oréal’s permanent employees benefit from healthcare coverage reflecting best practices in their country of residence.
« Nous sommes tous mobilisés pour construire un Loréal plus durable. »Alexandra Palt
Directrice Responsabilité Sociétale et Environnementale