L'Oreal has not terminated business relationships due to ideological beliefs, though it vets suppliers according to LGBTQ policy. L'Oreal protects its employees against viewpoint discrimination. However, L'Oreal will not donate to faith-based organizations, though it uses corporate funds to support GLAAD and GLSEN, and the company reimburses employees for abortion-related travel costs. Though L'Oreal has not made direct statements in favor of certain policies, the company has signed onto several pledges by organizations that advocate for left-wing goals. For these reasons, L'Oreal receives a "Medium Risk" rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
L’Oreal received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1). There are no known instances of L’Oreal terminating business relationships because of political or religious beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
L’Oreal will not match employee donations to churches, religious organizations, or political organizations. L’Oreal’s policy states, “We only support non-profit, public-interest organizations that share our Ethical Principles. We do not support organizations whose primary aim is to promote religious exclusivism or political convictions” (1). NOTE: This policy may be due to differing laws and cultural practices regarding religious expression in France, rather than due to any personal bias against religion amongst officials at the company.
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
L’Oreal protects its employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
L’Oreal has a policy stating that it “does not contribute to political parties, politicians, or related institutions” (1).
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March 24, 2023
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