L’Oréal's Diversities policy has been gaining momentum since its creation in 2005. Very rapidly, the group understood that unless it could measure its achievements, there would be no real progress, and as a result they needed to set goals and put effective and tangible measurement tools in place. The labeling process in France in 2008-2009, was an initial evaluation tool that the group wanted to extend by creating a progress report that would track achievements and rates of progress. Carried out in collaboration with the HR teams and the main partners on the ground, this "Diversities Label" recognizes the effectiveness of the approach to human resources in relation to L’Oréal's brands, its suppliers and its clients.
After this label was created, L’Oréal brought in ten partner companies to identify together some thirty qualitative and quantitative indicators that are significant and relevant. Identifying these criteria enabled L’Oréal to publish a Diversities Balance Sheet France in 2010, to monitor the results of five years of work on diversity in the group's recruitment, training, career management, communication and other actions, based on these criteria.
Over the period 2005-2010, it accounts for the results obtained with regard to the employment of youth, people with disabilities, and seniors, but also actions to promote professional equality and the development of an inclusive management culture that respects everyone.