NEW YORK—Pamela Gill Alabaster has joined The Estée Lauder Companies to lead the global corporate responsibility function. She joins from L'Oréal USA where she held various senior marketing and management roles, most recently serving as senior vice president corporate communications, sustainable development and public affairs.

During her tenure at L'Oréal USA, Alabaster developed several key corporate functions including corporate media, public affairs and sustainable development and led the strategic brand marketing of the L'Oréal Paris and Lancôme brands in the U.S.

"The establishment of a formal corporate responsibility function will enable us to better integrate and drive more sustainable practices throughout the organization around the world," said Greg Polcer, executive vice president, global supply chain. Alabaster will report to Polcer and to Peter Jueptner, senior vice president, strategy and new business development, who says the function will “help to broaden our company's understanding and ability to deliver what our consumers, employees, shareholders, investors and other stakeholders expect from us."