IO – L’Oréal Indonesia has won a Gender Inclusive Workplace award in the UN Women Indonesia Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Awards 2021. This award is granted when a company shows commitment to gender equality and initiative through its corporate policies in the workplace. As a winner, L’Oréal Indonesia will represent Indonesia at the Asia-Pacifc regional awards on 18 November 2021.
WEPs Awards Indonesia 2021 was organized through the WeEmpowerAsia program, funded by the European Union. This program commends the efforts and initiatives of Indonesia’s private businesses to mitigate gender
disparity and support the active participation of women in the national economy. 228 applications from 138 companies were sifted through by a 10-member panel of juries. The panel is composed of professionals and leaders in business and development, NGOs, Associations and the Media, with respectable skills and experience in women’s economic empowerment issues.
The Gender Inclusive Workplace awarded L’Oréal Indonesia’s implementation of gender-inclusive policies in its work spaces, including:
• Making innovative, equal, and non-discriminatory recruitment efforts;
• Providing fexible work arrangements;
• Implementing policies that support the equality of male and female active participation in household duties, including in child rearing;
• Providing equal guarantee of safety and welfare for its male and female workers;
• Reducing gender-based pay disparity;
• Encouraging the development of women’s careers and leadership.
“As part of L’Oréal’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, gender equality has become our priority for over 15 years. We are committed to continuously improve the equality between men and women in all of our businesses and operations in Indonesia, because we are certain that diversity and inclusion are a large part of our success in understanding the diversity of our consumers worldwide,” said Umesh Phadke, L’Oréal Indonesia’s President Director. “This award further encourages and inspires us to continue to support women’s economic empowerment, both in the workplace and in the community. It’s concrete evidence of the steps we have taken, of our contribution by creating responsible beauty that moves Indonesia forward.”
“Creating a great place to work for Indonesia’s best talents is our primary mission, one which we achieved with the creation of our gender-inclusive workplaces. For many years, we implement various programs and policies to generate supportive working ecosystems for our female workers to develop their careers. Concrete steps include equal recruitment process, career management, training and development; reduction of pay disparity;
and finally, Share and Care, our welfare program designed to create a work environment that respects differences,” said Yenita Oktora, L’Oréal Indonesia’s HR Director. “This allows L’Oréal Indonesia to employ 43% of women of our total workforce, wherein 49% of these women are in key positions and 50% are on a Management Committee level. We believe that gender equity is essential to encourage creativity, innovation, improve
morale and performance, and will ultimately help the Company grow.
Let’s improve and progress, with gender equality together, increasing
the number and quality of women leaders together!”
The Company’s Share and Care program provides flexible work arrangement to maintain the welfare of both its male and female employees. Among the things it provides are 16 weeks of maternity leave, 6
weeks of paternity leave, and daycare and nursing room facilities.
L’Oréal Indonesia’s gender equality achievement has also been checked using the Gender Equality Assessment, Results and Strategies (GEARS) tool, which specifcally assesses gender equality in the workplace. GEARS analysis shows that the Company has handled gender equality issue comprehensively, with its integrated approaches, and it gained high scores in the 5 focus areas of gender equality training in the work environment; human resource potential management and development program; recruitment, selection, and promotion processes; flexible work to support
employee performance, and gender composition of the workforce.