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Employee Engagement

The Estée Lauder Companies is committed to empowering, upskilling and educating its employees to drive social impact and sustainability across the business and in the communities where they live and work. Inspired by the generosity of employees, the company continues to foster a culture of global citizenship that values and celebrates the importance of inclusion, diversity, and equity, by supporting employees’ passions and amplifying collective impact and shared culture of purpose.

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Empowering Employees’ Good Works

The company recognizes the causes that matter to employees and seeks to bolster the contributions they make. To further empower employees, ELC Good Works, the company’s global charitable matching gifts and volunteerism program allows eligible employees1 to create and sign-up for volunteer activities, as well as request to have their donations and volunteer hours matched by the company.

ELC Good Works is available in all regions including 31 markets, helping us achieve our goal to by 2025, engage and mobilize employees to contribute a total of $25 million, by completing actions such as donating or volunteering, to nonprofits through ELC’s social impact and sustainability engagement program, since its launch in 2015.1

As a company with a deep culture of purpose, we embed diverse, inclusive, and personalized employee programs, such as Volunteer Time Off, virtual team volunteer opportunities, and company matching campaigns, to enhance employee experience.

1ELC Good Works eligibility includes full-time regular and part-time regular employees in Argentina; Australia; Belgium; Brazil; Canada; Chile; Colombia; France; Germany; Hong Kong, SAR of China; India; Luxembourg; Mexico; Netherlands; New Zealand; Panama; Peru; Switzerland; and the U.S., as well as full-time regular and part-time regular corporate employees in Denmark; Italy; Japan; Norway; Philippines; Poland; Portugal; Romania; South Africa; Spain; and Sweden. In the U.K., eligible employees include corporate regular full-time, regular part-time, and fixed-term contract employees; all Jo Malone Global and Travel Retail employees; and regular full-time, regular part-time, and fixed-term contract employees at the Whitman manufacturing site.   

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Driving Employee Impact

We believe that employees can “lead from any chair,” and we apply this principle to our social investment efforts. The Community Impact Grant was created in 2014 to give Employee Resource Group members the unique opportunity to fund and volunteer with the nonprofit(s) that they care about and that are aligned to the company’s values.

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Supporting ELC Family

The ELC Cares Employee Relief Fund (ELC Cares Fund) provides immediate and critical financial relief to employees impacted by catastrophic disasters, personal disasters, and personal hardships (including COVID-19). Through contributions from the company, the Lauder family and ELC employees, the ELC Cares Fund supports employees when they need it the most. Eligible employees globally can donate to the ELC Cares Fund to support one another in difficult times.

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Educating and Upskilling

As a learning organization which aims to foster an environment of curiosity and to create a workplace that encourages continuous learning and development, the company created the Beauty Inspired, Values Driven Interactive Learning Guide, upholding its commitment to provide access to information on basic sustainability and social impact programs to 100% of ELC’s employees worldwide. The Beauty Inspired, Values Driven Interactive Learning Guide is designed to support employee’s interests in areas including ELC’s action on climate change, social impact programs and approach to product sustainability, helping to educate and mobilize employees to embed this important work throughout the enterprise.

Our People Making a Difference

Every year, thousands of employees around the world help to organize and participate in activities to raise awareness and funds for a variety of causes, including in the areas of health, the environment and education.

Aveda Team Australia National Clean-Up during Earth Month 2021.

La Mer team members, their families, and local communities lead efforts around the world to clean and restore their local coastlines.

M·A·C employees volunteer during the brand’s annual World AIDS Day Global Volunteer Initiative.

M·A·C employees volunteer during the brand’s annual World AIDS Day Global Volunteer Initiative.

ELC employees show their support for The Breast Cancer Campaign

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