Groupe PSA recognised for its equal opportunity and diversity commitments

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 10:30

  • Renewal of the Equality and Diversity labels awarded by AFNOR
  • 1st company in France to earn the "Equal Opportunity Employer" label in 2005
  • A proactive global policy, a sustainable commitment

Groupe PSA has been awarded France’s Equal Opportunity and Diversity Labels, in recognition of the best practices implemented across the organisation to encourage diversity, prevent discrimination and support gender equality in the workplace.

The labels were presented following a certification process led by French standards agency AFNOR, an audit performed in several facilities and hearings held by each label’s joint commissions, whose members include representatives from the Ministry of Labour and the Ministry of Women’s Rights, experts, employer representatives and union delegates.

The first company in France to earn the "Equal Opportunity Employer" label, in 2005, Groupe PSA has now been awarded the label for the fifth time and the Diversity label for the third time.
These labels underscore the Group’s assertive policies in favour of gender equality in the workplace, particularly those aimed at increasing the percentage of women in every aspect of the business, and its steadfast commitment to combating sexism, sexual harassment and violence against women They also honour the engagement of the Group’s human resources teams, managers and employee representatives in applying equal opportunity principles and practices. Another strong point highlighted by the commissions was the employment of people with disabilities.

According to Xavier Chéreau, Executive Vice-President, Human Resources, Digital and Real Estate, "the Group’s commitment to gender equality in the workplace and diversity has once again been recognised with the renewal of these two labels. We are determined to drive continuous improvement in our employee relations and social responsibility performance by getting employee representatives involved in the process of building our future together everywhere in the world.”  

Key figures:
•    108 nationalities represented in the Group, including more than 80 in France.
•    More than 16,000 women, representing 18.9% of the workforce (and 20.8% of managers).
•    Nearly 29,000 employees over 50, or one-third of the workforce.
•    5,000 young people are being trained in the Group, including 2,525 in work-study programmes. 33% are young women.
•    5,136 employees are classified as disabled, representing 7.3% of the workforce (and 10.3% including subcontractor employees in sheltered workshops).
•    Nearly 4,000 managers have attended the “Managing Diversity – Preventing Discrimination” course since 2009.