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 achievements

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.


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« Nous sommes tous mobilisés pour construire un Loréal plus durable. »

Alexandra Palt

Directrice Responsabilité Sociétale et Environnementale



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