L’Oréal has extended its Share and Care scheme across the 67 countries in which it operates and will provide employees with a universal set of social benefits.
Launched two years ago, the scheme has over initiatives to address the essential needs of employees across four areas: health, welfare, parenthood and quality of life at work.
Jérôme Tixier, Executive Vice-President Human Resources and Advisor to the Chairman of L’Oréal, said, “Our objective is to position L’Oréal as one of the most responsible employers in each country, with the same minimum social protection for all our employees, but also a very localized set of measures, responding to local legislation, culture, and the needs of employees.”
Some of the main measures include at least twenty-four months paid in the event of death or permanent incapacity, an access to major treatments with a reimbursement of at least 75 percent of related costs, a minimum paternity leave of 3 days paid at 100 percent of the salary, a minimum maternity leave of 14 weeks paid at 100 percent of the salary.
Amongst the 100 initiatives developed include specific programs at local subsidiaries such as, medical insurance for parents of employees in Pakistan, ten days fully-paid paternity leave in the United States, medical visits for children of employees in Peru, financial contributions towards the education of children of employees in Spain and spaces dedicated to mothers in Malaysia or Dubai.