L’Oréal, the world’s leading beauty company has been present in India as a wholly owned subsidiary of L’Oréal S.A. since 1994. The company has positioned itself as a transformative beauty leader that upgrades the consumers’ beauty regimes with more sophisticated, safe, qualitative and efficacious innovations. L’Oreal India’s strong commitment to their 2020 road map includes a tangible assurance to pursue sustainable growth in parallel with sustainable development.
Today L’Oréal India is present in all distribution channels with 15 brands, available in mass market channels (L’Oréal Paris, Garnier, Maybelline New-York, NYX Professional Make Up); in hair and beauty salons (L’Oréal Professionnel, Matrix, Kérastase, Cheryl’s Cosmeceuticals); in selective distribution (Lancôme, Kiehl’s, Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Diesel) and in pharmacies (Vichy, La Roche-Posay). L’Oréal India employs over 1,600 people across four regional offices, including at its two manufacturing facilities in Chakan (Pune) and in Baddi (Himachal Pradesh), its Research and Innovation facilities, and at the headquarters in Mumbai.
Research and innovation
L'Oréal’s Research & Innovation center in India is the group’s sixth hub globally, and includes a Product Development center in Mumbai and an Advanced Research Center in Bangalore. The centers cater to all three lines of business – hair, skin care and make-up.
L'Oréal India also operates two manufacturing plants located in Chakan, Pune and Baddi, Himachal Pradesh which cater to 90% of its requirements in India.
A strong Indian corporate citizen:
Balancing our company’s success with our responsibility to society has always been the way we do business. L'Oréal India is fully involved with concrete and bold commitments specific to India and aligned to the government’s developmental priorities. Our focus in India is to be the best practice leader in women’s empowerment, skill development and environmental sustainability.
The L’Oréal India Beautiful Beginnings programme was established in 2009 with the objective of creating livelihood opportunities for young women from disadvantaged sections of society by providing skill training in beauty & hair care. By 2020 we will intend to train 10000 underprivileged women. Thus far, 85% of our graduates have been placed successfully in the industry or have begun their own home grown beauty salon/services.
The L'Oréal India initiated the For Young Women in Science scholarship in 2003. Scholarships worth `2.5 Lacs each are awarded to promising young women who want to pursue their graduation in a scientific field. 250 scholarships have been awarded to date.
Since we set up operations in India in 1994, we have been focused on skill development and up skilling and train over 150000 hair dressers every year.