L'Oréal Australia is extremely proud to announce it has been granted the WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation, which recognises an employer's commitment to achieving gender equality in the workplace.
Addressing gender equality has been a priority for L'Oréal Australia for a number of years and the company has previously been recognised for its leadership in this space, being the first Australian company to receive the Global EDGE (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality) Certification in 2015. Then, in late 2018, L’Oréal Australia became a White Ribbon Accredited Workplace demonstrating active steps to stop violence against women. Being recognised by WGEA further demonstrates L'Oréal Australia's progression on this important issue.
In 2018, Managing Director of L'Oréal Australia, Rodrigo Pizarro signed the pledge to become a Pay Equity Ambassador, highlighting his commitment to tackle pay inequities in Australian workplaces. Since his arrival at L'Oréal Australia in 2014, the business has seen a transformation to create an environment focused on gender equality.
“L'Oréal Australia has worked hard to instil a culture that allows all members of our diverse workforce to thrive. We know to be successful in this space we need to have formal strategies and policies but we also continuously gather feedback and listen to our employees. We are determined to continue to lead the way in gender equality strategies and to ensure we make changes where necessary." Managing Director L'Oréal Australia, Rodrigo Pizarro.
L’Oréal Australia’s inclusive culture is reflected in its policies and actions to ensure all employees are treated equally and have access to entitlements that benefit not only the individual and their families but also the wider community. Criteria for the citation covers leadership, learning and development, gender remuneration gaps, flexible working and other initiatives to support family responsibilities, as well as targets for improving gender equality outcomes.
"Embracing workplace gender equality means different things for different organisations. Every employer committed to gender equality embarks upon their own unique journey towards achieving the equal participation by women and men in their workplace. The WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation provides a rigorous and sophisticated roadmap to guide employers along the path.
“All of our 2018-19 EOCGE citation holders are at different stages of their gender equality journey. What unites them is their determination and commitment to achieving workplace gender equality.” Director of The Workplace Gender Equality Agency, Libby Lyons
L’Oréal Australia fosters an environment where both parents have equal opportunity to spend time with their child after the birth or adoption, regardless of their gender, the gender of their partner, or relationship status. Our parental leave policy encourages shared parenting responsibilities as well as facilitating both parents to return to work.
Our flexible workplace
Each person at L’Oréal Australia has their own unique circumstances and we know there’s no “one size fits all”. Therefore, we believe providing workplace flexibility is critical to ensuring an environment that benefits both our employees and the business. Our people are encouraged to think about the best work arrangement to help them meet their professional and personal goals. Supporting our flexible work culture are the new L’Oréal behaviours of cooperation, trust, empowerment, fairness, transparency and respect.