Geneva, Switzerland. 10June 2021 – We are pleased to announce L’Oréal, the world’s leader in the beauty market, as our newest member. During these unprecedented times, L’Oréal is more committed than ever, to continue to support youth, by offering them first job opportunities. As the beauty industry becomes more tech-based, the company is pushing boundaries through innovation and technology, by providing degree apprenticeships and work-based learning opportunities, including graduate programmes, internships, and traineeships. GAN Global is honoured to welcome the Group to its Global Management Board.
“The impact of the pandemic on young people is deep and we are strongly mobilized to extend our commitment to young people by promoting apprenticeships which are a key moment to reveal the potential of candidates while introducing them to the beauty industry and its job opportunities. With the Group’s transformation towards Beauty Tech, it needs to recruit a growing number of people with hybrid profiles and skills that are ever more diverse. L’Oréal also acts in line with its conviction that a policy that promotes diversity and inclusion enables everyone – regardless of their gender, ethnic origins, or background – to give their best within the company” according to Jean-Claude Le Grand, Chief Human Relations Officer, who will represent L’Oréal on the GAN Global Management Board.
“Always learning”: for L’Oréal, helping every employee to grow is both central to driving performance and a question of responsibility. Thanks to its People Development approach, the Group aims to unleash everyone’s potential and to help every employee to build his/her own unique path. In 2020, for the first time in L’Oréal’s history, every single Group employee received training.
L’Oréal has devoted itself to beauty for over 100 years. With its unique international portfolio of 35 diverse and complementary brands, the Group generated sales amounting to 27.99 billion euros in 2020 and employs 85,400 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, branded retail, and e-commerce. Research and innovation, and a dedicated research team of 4,000 people, are at the core of L’Oréal’s strategy, working to meet beauty aspirations all over the world. L’Oréal sets out ambitious sustainable development goals across the Group for 2030 and aims to empower its ecosystem for a more inclusive and sustainable society. More information: https://www.loreal.com/en/mediaroom/
About GAN Global
The GAN is a global, business-driven alliance through which private sector companies, employers, international organisations and thought leaders work together to promote employment, through work-based learning programmes, including apprenticeships. The goal is to accelerate the acquisition of skills and capabilities of all segments of the workforce and build a robust talent pipeline for business that can match the pace of change in the world of work. Our members are leaders from some of the world’s leading multinational corporations and top decision-makers from international organisations who are shaping global and community policies and approaches.
The GAN has established networks in several countries across the globe. While GAN Global Network is a strategic platform, GAN Networks through their local and regional activities are the on-the-ground country mechanisms to promote work-based learning programmes, including apprenticeships. Their fundamental role is to provide a foundation for work-based learning strategies and practical concepts that are adapted to the unique national context.