NEW YORK — L’Oréal chairman and CEO Jean-Paul Agon has been honored by AJC, a global Jewish advocacy organization, with its International Human Relations Award in recognition of Agon's "global leadership, vision and corporate citizenship."
"I believe that AJC and L'Oréal have much in common," Agon said. "We share similar core values. Ethics, integrity, respect, spirit of tolerance [and] acceptance of diversity, are as much a part of [AJC's] DNA as it is part of [L'Oréal's]. They resonate with the humanistic approach that will always inspire our vision and our actions as citizens of the world."
More than 600 people, including guests who traveled from France and Israel especially for the event, were in attendance during the awards dinner earlier this month at the New York Hilton. The event raised more than $1.35 million for AJC.
"We are delighted to honor Jean-Paul Agon, an outstanding corporate leader, and look forward to further strengthening our friendship and cooperation with L'Oréal," stated AJC executive director David Harris. "L'Oréal's engagement with Israel stands out as a model for global corporations that recognize the intrinsic value of investing in and working with the Israeli people."