L’Oréal recently celebrated their Annual Citizen Day when employees dedicate the day to helping out in local non-profit organizations in countries where L’Oréal has subsidiaries. They marked the 10th anniversary of this annual event by contributing more than 1 million volunteer hours.
“Trying to have a positive impact collectively on people who need it is a source of pride for all employees of our subsidiaries around the world.” said Alexandra Palt, Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer and Executive Vice President of the L’Oréal Foundation. “L’Oréal considers that it is its responsibility to provide employees the means to take action and to make concrete contributions, because every action counts with regard to the current social and environmental needs.”
In Canada this initiative involved 350 L’Oréal Canada employees lending a hand at numerous non-profit organizations, contributing their time, energy, and enthusiasm in support of a wide range of causes.
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 community organizations across Montreal and the West Island.
Activities included sorting donations of food and clothing; gardening; cleaning and painting day and community group centres; beautifying green spaces; maintaining bird sanctuaries and animal shelters.
This initiative demonstrates each year the outstanding commitment and solidarity of our employees with local communities and the world around us” said Frank Kollmar, President and CEO, L’Oréal Canada. “Citizen Day is at the core of our corporate culture.”