Employees with disabilities
Each of ENGIE’s business lines, subsidiaries and entities adheres to the Group’s disability policy, while taking into account specific operational and local considerations. These entities then implement initiatives in favor of the recruitment and career development of people with disabilities. The ENGIE HR policy also implements training and awareness campaigns concerning disabilities.
Sharing and promoting best practices
In 2009, ENGIE established the Group Disability network in France, composed of around 20 disability specialists. The purpose of the network is to encourage:
- the sharing of positive experiences relating to the social and professional integration of people with disabilities in order to promote equal opportunity,
- skill-building within business initiatives for people with disabilities,
- synergies between entities and the implementation of joint actions.
A sister network was set up for the Belgian subsidiaries in September 2012.
In July 2012, the Group established a reporting system so that the number of workers with disabilities and their impact on recruitments could be identified more clearly.
In 2012, GDF SUEZ SA was awarded the Silver Medal in the Responsible Communication category of the Grand Prix for HR Creativity by the French Advisory Agencies for Employment Communication (ACCE) for the Group’s 2011 Handiweek event. The same Handiweek event had already been awarded the Communication and Businesses Grand Prize in 2011.
GDF SUEZ SA and Lyonnaise des Eaux, two of the Group’s subsidiaries, received the Entreprises / Association des Paralysés de France (APF) award in the Private Employment category for its outsourcing services that created 60 full-time equivalent jobs within the APF.
Since 2009, ENGIE has been a partner of the Belgian Paralympic Committee (BPC), which supports professional and aspiring athletes with disabilities by giving them the opportunity to practice a sport under the best conditions. This partnership has led to the employment of Paralympic athletes at Group subsidiaries. ENGIE aims to continue its efforts by extending this partnership to cover all Belgian athletes with disabilities.