The Estée Lauder Companies Aims to Be the Most Inclusive and Diverse Beauty Company in the World

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The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (ELC) is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. The company values and promotes inclusion, diversity and equity for all; embeds sustainability ever more deeply into everything it does; delivers long-term value; and brings positive impact to everyone it touches.. ELC builds on its core values with the following principles:

  • An unwavering commitment to quality and excellence.

  • Infusing creativity and innovation throughout all aspects of its business.

  • Nurturing and developing world-class talent.

  • Cultivating an inclusive and diverse workplace.

  • Acting responsibly and caring for the communities that it serves.

By relying on these values and principles, ELC creates products that are sold in over 150 countries and territories under some of the most world-renowned brand names, from Estée Lauder, Clinique, M·A·C, La Mer, Bobbi Brown, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Le Labo, Too Faced, and many more.

To find out more about this global powerhouse, including their commitment to diversity, sustainability and their employees and clients, read on...

How The Estée Lauder Companies makes positive change: sustainability, gender equality and more.

At The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC), our success is deeply rooted in its core values and the positive impact it has on its employees, communities and the planet. ELC is committed to inclusion, diversity and equity; employee engagement; environmental responsibility and social investments.   

For example, every October, ELC IT rallies the global tech community to participate in Tech Day of Pink to raise awareness of this disease and funds to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF). This effort supports ELC’s Breast Cancer Campaign — the company’s largest corporate philanthropic initiative with a mission to create a breast cancer-free world.

And, for its employees, ELC, provides a wonderfully inclusive, diverse and equitable place to work. In fact, the company states that their “collective vision is to be the most inclusive and diverse beauty company in the world, and to be both the employer of choice for diverse talent and the brand of choice for our global consumers.”

ELC’s  global workforce is made up of 82% women, with 55% of Global VP positions and above being held by Women. In addition, 46% of their U.S. workforce is composed of minorities. ELC believes that no one person, group or culture has all the knowledge, skills or information necessary for success in our business. It believes that diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives result in greater innovation and better problem-solving across the organization. 

The company is also part of the United Nations Foundation’s “Five for 5 Initiative,” which involves a set of commitments around achieving gender equality by 2025. Through its involvement of the Five for 5 initiatives, ELC plans to address three specific goals: equality of leadership, equality of opportunity, and equality of access to health and education, ELC has also developed a strategy on women’s equity through an initiative called ‘Opening Doors: Women’s Advancement and Gender Equality.’ This initiative allows ELC to not only honor its history, but to also level the playing field for all genders by furthering its strong culture rooted in inclusion and diversity, advocacy, flexibility, and engagement.

Communities at The Estée Lauder Companies that we think you’ll love.

At The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC), there is a community for everyone. The company offer Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that exist to “foster a culture of inclusion and create a work environment where employees can feel comfortable and empowered to share and exchange ideas,” the company says. The 13 ERGs currently available at ELC are the:

  • Asian and Pacific Islander ERG

  • Administrative Professionals ERG

  • Families at Work ERG

  • Millennials and Gen-Z ERG

  • Hispanic Connections ERG

  • Disability and Mental Health ERG

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing ERG

  • Men's ERG

  • Network of Black Leaders and Executives ERG


  • Women’s Leadership Network

  • Veterans ERG

  • Visionaries & Creative ERG

Further, The Estée Lauder Companies is committed to providing employees with opportunities for learning and development as well as informal mentorship opportunities. For example, in 2015, the company established The CEO Global Reverse Mentor Program, which pairs senior leaders with Millennial and Gen Z employees to learn from one another.

Curious about joining The Estée Lauder Companies team? They’re hiring! Check out careers at the company via the following link.


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