Employment for Sheltered Workshops
In the past, many of our products were packaged with non-Chinese language descriptions. In 1996, we saw the need of outsourcing packaging and labeling jobs to a third party. We have identified The Jockey Club Hong Chi Sun Chui Workshop, one of the four sheltered workshops operated by Hong Chi Association. The Workshop provides sheltered employment for adults with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities. Over the years, the Workshop trainees have done a great job! The partnership between L’Oréal and Hong Chi offers them a stable income.
Beauty for a Better Life Program
In 2009, L’Oréal Hong Kong launched the Beauty for a Better Life Program at the Hong Chi Morninghope School in Tuen Mun. The Program aims at providing training in hairdressing and beauty services for Hong Chi students to prepare them for additional job opportunities and for serving people in need.
Through this Program, we upgraded hardware facility by refurbishing the beauty salon. We also offered the train-the-trainer program, product supply, as well as professional advice on salon operation and curriculum development. The Program was commended as an “Outstanding Partnership” by the Caring Company Award – a true recognition of the efforts and commitment of L’Oréal's staff volunteers.
This is an internship opportunity that equips people with intellectual disabilities with the required job skills to enhance their employability, supporting them to lead an independent life.
‘My Corner’ is a café-cum-lounge that provides a commodious yet cozy space for the L’Oréal team to unwind from work. This “Corner” is no ordinary as it is operated by the Hong Chi team--two catering trainees, graduates from the Hong Chi Pinehill Integrated Vocational Training Centre (IVTC) 一a centre that provides vocational training in hotel housekeeping, food preparation and catering, baking, gardening, etc. for people with intellectual disabilities一and a trainer who supervises the team and oversees daily operations.
Dishes à la carte such as salad, pastas, bakery and cookies served by ‘My Corner’ are freshly supplied by the two social enterprises operated by Hong Chi, namely Central Kitchen and Hong Chi Gourmet Cookies.
Citizen Day is a once-a-year event where all L’Oréal employees around the world can take part in voluntary services within their local communities.
This day serves as a way of connecting the teams to the Group’s main CSR commitments, as it enables colleagues to carry out an action linked to one of the five specific themes: acting for employment, engaging for integration, environment, sharing at all ages and disability.
In Hong Kong, we partnered with Hong Chi Association. Our staff volunteers arranged activities for Hong Chi trainees, and accompanied them to learn and to have fun!