L’Oréal’s Jean-Paul Agon to receive human rights award

By Julia Wray | 22-Jul-2022

The group’s Chairman will be presented with a 2022 Appeal of Conscience Award in September

Jean-Paul Agon, the L’Oréal Group Chairman, is to receive a 2022 Appeal of Conscience Award from the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, an interfaith organisation dedicated to religious freedom and human rights.

The award is said to be presented to 'visionary' business executives with a sense of social responsibility who use their resources and reach across borders to better serve the global community.

According to Rabbi Arthur Schneier: “Jean-Paul Agon will be recognised for his visionary, innovative, global leadership committed to respect for human dignity, diversity and inclusiveness.”

“It is an immense honour for me – and for the entire L’Oréal community – to receive the Appeal of Conscience Award from an organisation that has been advancing an inspiring vision of human peace for more than 50 years,” said Agon.

“At L’Oréal, we aim to always operate our business with a deep conscience, commitment and sense of responsibility for our world.

“To have our collective contributions recognised brings us all a great feeling of pride.”

Agon will accept the accolade at the 57th Annual Appeal of Conscience Awards at The Pierre Hotel in New York on 19 September 2022.

He will be recognised alongside Robert Kraft, founder, Chairman and CEO of the Kraft Group.

Agon stepped down from his long-standing position as CEO of L’Oréal in July 2021, with former Deputy CEO Nicolas Hieronimus taking over the role. But he remains with the beauty giant as Chairman.

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