Our code
of ethics

Get familiar with the core
values and principles
in action at L'Oréal.

For more than 100 years, our success has been based on a core set of beliefs, behaviors and values. From our humble beginnings as innovation pioneers to our position today as a Fortune Global 500 Beauty industry leader, everyone at L'Oréal has an owner mentality in protecting our Group, our reputation and our 37 iconic brands.

Each of us step up as a leader and a role model to nurture an environment where we thrive together. Our teams continue to go beyond what they think is possible across the globe while never compromising on the right thing to do. It all comes down to embracing RESPONSIBILITY with COURAGE and INTEGRITY while building sincere relationships. Not to mention, we treat each other the same way as we want to be treated ourselves - with RESPECT and TRANSPARENCY.

Discover our Code of Ethics, the reference document that inspires our choices and guides our day-to-day actions.



L’Oréal has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company®. It's amazing to be an honoree for the 8th time in a row leading ethical business standards worldwide. The World’s Most Ethical Companies recognizes organizations who align principle with action, work tirelessly to make trust part of their corporate DNA, and in doing so, shape future industry standards by introducing tomorrow’s best practices today.



Emmanuel Lulin, Senior Vice-President and Chief Ethics Officer of L’Oréal, has been awarded the prestigious 2015 Carol R. Marshall Award for Innovation in Corporate Ethics from the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI).

As Jean Paul-Agon, L'Oréal CEO, and Emmanuel would agree being ethical fosters positive culture and people gravitate to companies where there values and beliefs are aligned.


The United Nations GLOBAL COMPACT

L’Oréal supports the United Nations Global Compact since 2003. This major United Nations initiative encourages the integration of social, environmental and governance principles in business activities. Discover the intervention of Jean-Paul Agon at the United Nations, his conception of social responsibility and the role of companies in shaping a better world.