NEW YORK, June 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, L'Oréal USA announces the kickoff of their annual Volunteer Day, where more than 5,000 employees from 20 facilities in Arkansas, New Jersey, New York, Texas and Washington will come together to give back to local communities across the country. Through more than 150 service projects, employees will donate more than 20,000 hours of community service.
Volunteer Day is part of L'Oréal's global Citizen Day initiative, the company's ongoing effort to support its local communities and customers worldwide. Last year, more than 25,000 L'Oréal employees from 62 countries volunteered 200,000 hours of community service.
"Volunteer Day is a source of pride for our employees, who are eager to make positive contributions in the communities where they live and work," said Frédéric Rozé, President & Chief Executive Officer of L'Oréal USA. "We're proud to dedicate an entire day to corporate citizenship and inspire our employees to support those in need through projects rooted in our dedication to sustainability, science and beauty."
For the 11th year, L'Oréal's New York office has partnered with New York Cares to create a series of diverse volunteer projects focusing on the company's key corporate social commitments – sustainability, science and providing beauty for all - with projects ranging from environmental education, ecology, and career and professional development to health, fitness and technology.
In keeping with the company's passion for scientific innovation, several volunteer projects are focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM):
- Coding Workshop at PS 234 Q: Through a hands-on workshop led by L'Oréal digital experts, middle school students will be exposed to hands-on coding workshops to strengthen their technology and problem-solving skills. They will work with volunteer mentors to understand basic programming concepts, which will include lessons from scratch.mit.edu and code.org.
- Lego Robotics Workshop at IS 62 K: L'Oréal USA employees along with IS 62 K faculty will teach young and aspiring middle school students the basics of programming while inspiring them to build their own robots using Lego Robotics construction sets.
- Science Scavenger Hunt at the New York Hall of Science: Kindergarten students from PS 330 Q will bring science to life through an interactive scavenger hunt followed by the screening of a 3D robotics movie at the New York Hall of Science.
- Customized Shampoo Workshop at Harrison Elementary School: L'Oréal USA scientists will host a half-day science activity with 170 eight and nine-year-old students, to make customized shampoos at Harrison Elementary School in Roselle, New Jersey. The project is a joint effort with L'Oréal USA's For Women in Science philanthropy program, which awards five female postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of up to $60,000 each for their contributions in STEM and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations.
For the seventh year in a row, L'Oréal was recognized by Ethisphere as a World's Most Ethical Company® for its ethical standards of behavior and its commitment to operating a sustainable business which provides economic growth, environmental respect and social responsibility for its employees and consumers.
The company's sustainability commitment, Sharing Beauty With All, seeks to improve every part of L'Oréal's value chain, from research to operations, while sharing its growth with the communities it touches. For more information about Sharing Beauty With All and to learn more about Volunteer Day and for other company information, visit www.lorealusa.com.
Follow volunteers on Twitter and Instagram (@LOrealUSA) to view photos, videos, and activities.
About L'Oréal USA
L'Oréal USA is the largest subsidiary of the L'Oréal Group, the worldwide leader in beauty. L'Oréal USA manages a portfolio of more than 30 iconic beauty brands, including Carol's Daughter, Clarisonic, Essie, Garnier, Giorgio Armani Beauty, Kérastase, Kiehl's, Lancôme, L'Oréal Paris, Matrix, Maybelline New York, NYX, Redken, Urban Decay and Yves Saint Laurent Beauté. In addition to its corporate headquarters in New York City, L'Oréal USA has research, manufacturing and distribution facilities across 13 other states including Arkansas, California, Florida, Kentucky, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas and Washington with a workforce of more than 10,000 employees. For more information, visit www.lorealusa.com or follow on Twitter @LOrealUSA.
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