Paris, 26 March 2019. We are proud to announce that we have received a score of 88% in the index for gender equality, as determined by the recent French law “pour la liberté de choisir son avenir professionnel”.
This result covers the French perimeter only and takes into account the following criteria: gender pay gaps, differences in individual salary raises, promotion differences, rate of promotions following maternity leave, and female representation in the top 10 salaries.
While we are proud of the result, we recognise that we still have further work to do to enhance the role of women in our company and in our industry.
In 2010, we launched our Diversity policy to strengthen our commitment to gender equality, in terms of recruitment, career prospects and pay. In 2016, we signed a professional gender-equality agreement and set an objective to increase the number of women recruits and foster their career development. In 2018, we established an action plan on gender-equality in the workplace. Last year, 28% of our recruits were women. We also implemented a work-life balance charter aiming to promote a healthy and respectful work environment that takes into account the family responsibilities of all employees.
We expect to keep progressing in the coming years by encouraging more women to choose a technical career, aligning our salary schemes for men and women and making sure all our employees are offered the same professional opportunities.