This year marks the 9th annual L’Oréal Citizen Day, a time when employees dedicate one day to helping out in local non-profit organizations in 68 countries where L’Oréal has subsidiaries. In Canada this initiative involved 375 L’Oréal Canada employees lending a hand at 30 non-profit organizations, contributing 3000 volunteer hours. In addition to on-site volunteer work in the community, they prepared and delivered 2,330 beauty kits to 16 women’s shelters.
The commitment of the employee-volunteers was visible and meaningful. Organized once again at the company level in Montreal by Teresa Menna, Corporate Citizenship & Internal Communications Manager, in collaboration with Volunteer West Island’s Corporate Volunteer Program, L’Oréal Canada fielded volunteers in a wide variety of community organizations across Montreal and the West Island.
Activities included collecting and sorting donations of food and clothing; preparing school bags
for needy children; gardening; cleaning and painting community group centres; beautifying green
spaces; maintaining bird sanctuaries and animal shelters – in short, making a difference.
“We are very proud to see an increasing number of L’Oréal employees get involved every year,”
declared Frank Kollmar, President and CEO of
L’Oréal Canada. “We are delighted that Citizen Day
gives our employees the opportunity to get actively
involved in the Group’s commitments in terms of
social and environmental responsibility and support
non-profits that work to help the most disadvantaged
people and build a more sustainable world.”
“My team went to volunteer at the Moisson Montréal. We all really enjoyed our involvement in this activity and are planning on sharing our experience with the rest of our department in the hopes that we can arrange for this to be done on a regular basis” – Crystal Budd, Nurse Case Manager.
Innomar’s recent volunteer initiative was coordinated at the company level by Ms Budd, in collaboration with Volunteer West Island’s Corporate Volunteer Program. The team was warmly welcomed by Marc-André Roy, Volunteer Coordinator at Moisson Montréal.
Photographs courtesy of Marc-André Roy