Managing Director of L'Oréal Australia takes the pledge to become a Pay Equity Ambassador

Managing Director of L'Oréal Australia takes the pledge to become a Pay Equity Ambassador

In 2018, L'Oréal Australia will apply for the WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation, designed to encourage, recognise and promote active commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces.

L'Oréal Australia has previously been recognised for their leadership in this space, being the first Australian company to receive the EDGE (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality) Certification; and it is with great attention that L'Oréal Australia pursues this further recognition of their progression on this important issue. Criteria for the citation covers leadership, learning and development, gender remuneration gaps, flexible working and other initiatives to support family responsibilities, employee consultation, preventing sex-based harassment and discrimination and targets for improving gender equality outcomes.

L’Oréal Australia’s inclusive culture is reflected in their policies ensuring all employees are treated equally and have access to entitlements that benefit not only the individual and their families but also the larger business and community.

Further demonstrating this commitment, the managing director of L'Oréal Australia, Rodrigo Pizarro who is a champion for gender equality has recently signed the pledge to become a Pay Equity Ambassador, recognising his role in tackling pay inequities.

“L'Oréal Australia has worked hard to instil a culture that allows all members of our diverse workforce to thrive. We want to ensure employees are not discriminated against and in turn disadvantaged by gender, amongst other factors. L’Oréal Australia undertaking the WGEA pay gap analysis is the natural progression in strengthening our commitment to gender parity, and I am committed to my role as a pay equity ambassador. It is crucial to acknowledge this important issue and drive change, with the hope the rest of the nation and world will follow.“ Managing Director of L'Oréal Australia, Rodrigo Pizarro

“By signing up as a WGEA Pay Equity Ambassador, Rodrigo is sending a strong message to employees, customers and competitors; L’Oréal Australia is committed to gender equality and to driving change in the community. I congratulate Rodrigo for publicly pledging to take action on pay equity. Gender pay gaps do not close themselves. They must be quantified and monitored with responsibility for positive outcomes being owned by the Executive and ultimately the Board. So when we see outstanding leaders such as Rodrigo stepping up, we are witnessing change with better outcomes for all employees. Director of The Workplace Gender Equality Agency, Libby Lyons

Parental Leave
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.

About L’Oréal
L’Oréal Australia is part of the L’Oréal Group. L’Oréal has devoted itself to beauty for over 108 years. With its unique international portfolio of 34 diverse and complementary brands, the Group generated sales amounting to 26.02 billion euros in 2017 and employs 82,600 people worldwide. As the world’s leading Beauty Company, L’Oréal is present across all distribution networks: mass market, department stores, pharmacies and drugstores, hair salons, travel retail and branded retail.

L’Oréal Australia has 28 brands available across all channels nationwide. The business employs over 900 people who work in all states and territories.

For further media information, please contact:

Christine Burke
Communications Director
L’Oréal Australia
Telephone: 0411 142 622
Email: [email protected]