L’Oréal University for Leadership & Culture accredited by CLIP


We are pleased to announce that the L’Oréal Group has successfully completed the EFMD Corporate Learning Improvement Process (CLIP) and received CLIP accreditation. Warm congratulations to L’Oréal University for Leadership & Culture!

CLIP is a unique accreditation programme that focuses on identifying the key factors that determine quality in the design and functioning of corporate universities and corporate learning functions. The process provides an impartial outside-in view of the accredited learning function.

L’Oréal began in 1909 when a young chemist formulated a hair dye which he manufactured and sold to Paris hairdressers. Now a world leader in cosmetics, the company has a mission of “beauty for all” with a focus on diversity and inclusion. L’Oréal University for Leadership & Culture has a clear learning culture with an impressive global co-creation of learning solutions and a clear leadership development programme.

‘The L’Oréal Group is proud to be awarded the CLIP Quality System accreditation of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)’, says Nicolas Pauthier, Global Head of People Development & Learning.

The CLIP accreditation of L’Oréal University for Leadership & Culture recognises the work done by the Group over the last 50 years to promote excellence in people development and build its next generation of leaders. The L’Oreal Group has been dedicated to reaching the ambition of being “the best place to learn and grow” since the early 1970s when they served as a founding member of CEDEP. ‘Supporting all employees in developing the critical skills they need to face the challenges of today and tomorrow is key, at the moment when the world is changing at high speed and scale’, says Nicolas Pauthier.

This accreditation is a key milestone for L’Oréal. It recognizes five decades of a purpose-driven and visionary people development policy. It also celebrates the continuous support of the global learning ecosystem of the Group, internally and externally. Thanks to a unique spirit of collaboration, they create programs and high-quality development experiences that meet the needs of L’Oréal employees, all over the world.’

‘The Peer Review Team was particularly impressed with the quality of the learning team, with the resources allocated to learning and the commitment to employability, the impact on the employer brand, the global co-creation of learning solutions, the leadership programme architecture, the real-time support for managers, the rapid virtualisation during the pandemic, the learning culture index, the leadership survey, and the unleashing of energy through the L’Oréal University vision’, says Martin Moehrle, Director of CLIP and Corporate Services at EFMD, who warmly welcomes L’Oréal in the CLIP community.

L’Oréal University for Leadership & Culture joins a community of CLIP accredited organisations which also includes  AIA Leadership CenterArcelorMittalBI InstituteBNI Corporate UniversityBRI Corporate UniversityEDF GroupEDP – Energy of PortugalENGIEFaurecia University, Grupo SantanderMazarsMetro AGMandiri University, MLP Finanzberatung SENaturgy, Pertamina Corporate UniversityPSA Group, Saint-Gobain and Siemens AG.

About CLIP

CLIP is the leading independent accreditation system for corporate learning functions. Besides bringing internal and external recognition, it provokes a strategic dialogue among a learning function’s stakeholders on the role of learning in improving performance and accelerating transformation. CLIP’s comprehensive framework takes a broad view, including all relevant stakeholders of the learning function, as well as covering all important strategic and operational aspects of managing learning and talent development within a corporate context.

Learn more about the renewed CLIP framework and read “Inspiring Corporate Learning” by Martin Moehrle and Steven Smith.

For more information on the CLIP process, visit our website.