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L’Oréal Group launches "Solidarity Programme" to support stakeholders during COVID-19 outbreak

“L’Oréal launches a Europe-wide coronavirus solidarity programme”, 18 March 2020

The L’Oréal group is implementing a European solidarity programme to support the fight against coronavirus by all stakeholders. [L’Oréal group intends to implement the following measures]:

  • The Group’s factories [have]…started making hand sanitiser last week, will now ramp up their production to manufacture significant quantities…to support the…French and European health authorities
  • La Roche-Posay will equip all partner hospitals, care homes and main partner pharmacies in Europe with hand sanitiser. The brand is already supplying bottles free-of-charge to French pharmacies…
  • Garnier will supply and distribute…sanitiser free-of-charge to all its European food distribution customers so that their employees…can protect themselves…
  • L’Oréal will freeze [VSE/SMEs] payments until their businesses resume. L’Oréal will shorten its payment times with systematic immediate payments [for the most exposed suppliers]…
  • The L’Oréal Foundation [will]…donate [€1m]…to its partner non-profit organisations, who are committed to combatting insecurity. [They]…will also be offered hygiene kits (shower gel and shampoo) and hand sanitiser for social workers, volunteers and beneficiaries

Jean-Paul Agon, L’Oréal: “Through these actions, L’Oréal expresses our recognition, our support and our solidarity towards those who are demonstrating…courage and selflessness in their efforts to combat this pandemic”.