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How does L'Oreal see the chair?
Message from L'Oreal about the chair and its students on how it benefits them and what you expect. 
 
We are extremely proud to be a co-founder and partner of the ESSEC Leadership and Diversity Chair, especially because we have created a very sustainable partnership and are celebrating the 10th anniversary this year (2017).

At L’Oréal we strongly believe that Diversity and Inclusion are key success factors for the well-being of our employees and for our business success. Sharing this conviction and our concrete actions with students give them an insight into the business world with a different point of view. At the same time, being able to understand and manage Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace is becoming an increasingly important competency for future business leaders.

For us, the discussion that we have with the students are very enriching as they allow us to challenge ourselves and get an external view on the topic. We are happy to welcome students to the Chair who have an entrepreneurial spirit and are interested in participating in the Chair as a “think tank” to learn and develop themselves and to create new and innovative ideas together.   
 
Information on the L'Oreal diversity team and their initiatives
 
For L’Oréal, integrating Diversity and Inclusion in the ways of acting and working together is strategically important in order to succeed in reaching the target of gaining more than one billion new consumers through universalization, meaning globalization that respects differences. By placing consumers at the center of our strategy, L’Oréal has to explore and reflect on the infinite diversity of styles, habits and expressions of beauty all over the world in order to develop and market the most suitable products. This naturally requires a rich diversity of teams and their ability to work together to innovate. L’Oréal pays particular attention to all its employees and to the place of each individual in its teams.
 
To convert these convictions into concrete actions, L’Oréal has been engaged for over 10 years in an innovative, ambitious Diversity & Inclusion policy. The Group has set itself three global priorities:
 
1. Reaching gender equality;
2. Including persons with disabilities;
3. Reflecting the diversity of society.
 
A network of Diversity coordinators present in all countries conducts initiatives in relation with the Group’s policy, while adapting them to the local context in each country.
 
To learn more about Diversity and Inclusion at L’Oréal, visit: https://www.diversityreport.loreal.com/en/home/