An Verhulst-Santos, President & CEO of L’Oréal Canada has announced the appointment of Maya Colombani as Chief Sustainability & Human Rights Officer. As such, Ms. Colmbani joins the company’s Management Committee.

L’Oréal Canada highlights that Sustainability and Human Rights, are two key strategic pillars of the company’s leadership frame. “With the creation of this new strategic role, we have placed social and environmental performance at the heart of our commitment. We want to act in favor of responsible beauty and move faster towards our mission of creating the Beauty that moves the world,” said An Verhulst-Santos.

Strong of an international career of more than 20 years at L’Oréal, Maya Colombani joined L’Oréal Group’s Professional Products Division in 2001. She held positions there in operational marketing as well as in the International Marketing Direction, on the Kérastase and L’Oréal Professional brands. She carried out missions of brand creation in India, before joining L’Oréal Brazil in June 2010 as Marketing and Innovation Director. Since the end of 2016, she has served as Sustainability & Human Rights Director for Brazil.

In this role, she profoundly transformed L’Oréal Brazil’s value chain including sustainability impact in all the decision taken from the product creation until the recycling process. She has implemented strong social actions with communities and autochthones, created an impactful Amazonia regeneration program and launched the living wage movement that inspired the L’Oréal Group and positioned L’Oréal Brazil as an international benchmark,” said the company.

In Canada, Maya’s mission, together with the local teams in place, is to increase L’Oréal Canada’s positive footprint internally and externally in terms of sustainable value chain transformation, empowering its ecosystem, scaling up its social protagonism and warranty human rights respect. Amongst her first projects, she will focus, with the Canadian teams, on achieving the company’s full carbon neutrality on all of its sites, as well as accelerating ambitious targets on water management and implementing clean tech partnership and eco-design business with committed brand.

I am thrilled to be part of L’Oréal Canada and contribute to its commitment towards three key areas - nature, people and business transformation. I am looking forward to help position L’Oréal Canada as a catalyst of change by engaging all our value chain, ecosystem and beyond in this transformation. As a leader, we have the responsibility to never stop innovating and improving our impact in order to bring value to our society,” said Maya Colombani.