L’Oréal USA has been named to the Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index for the second consecutive year and the French beauty giant’s score qualifies it as a Top 10 Percent Inclusion Index Company, a new category added this year for the highest-scoring organizations.
“As the world’s number one beauty company, we know that it is imperative that our workforce reflects the world around us; diversity is an integral component of our company culture and our business as a whole,” said Angela Guy, Senior Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, L’Oréal USA. “We’ve made tremendous strides to make our organization an inclusive environment and we are honored to be recognized for that effort.”
Some 148 organizations participated in the DBP Inclusion Index this year, up 17 percent from the previous year, with 80 of those listed achieving at least 60 percent of available points and 15 earning scores of at least 75 percent to qualify as a Leading Inclusion Index Company. Top 10 Percent organizations require diverse interview slates and many have executive succession planning aimed at women, racial/ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and those who identify as LGBTQ.
“The Inclusion Index continues to grow as more and more organizations are willing to be transparent about their progress and workforce demographics,” says Deborah Munster, Vice President of Diversity Best Practices. “We applaud their D&I efforts, and will continue to set a high bar in order to drive change and accountability.”