ENGIE and the three European trade union federations (IndustriALL EPSU, and EFBWW ) signed on 21 December a new European Agreement of indefinite duration on professional gender equality. Its objective is to entrench the measures already undertaken and embed equality at the heart of ENGIE’s industrial and social project.
As such, the Group pays particular attention to women occupying non-managerial positions, including in technical areas, in order to encourage their career development. To implement this agreement and to encourage mentalities to evolve, all the companies of the Group in Europe will develop and follow their own action plans which will include a commitment to:
This agreement is part of the responsible approach taken by the Group which for several years has been engaged in measures in favour of gender equality. ENGIE has signed partnerships with various external organisations acknowledged for their activities in the gender equality field. Internally, for over 10 years, the Group has also had an ambitious diversity and equality policy. In 2008, the Group launched the WIN network which now numbers almost 2,000 women working in all occupations, in 20 countries. The only company listed on the CAC40 whose CEO is a woman, ENGIE, with 56% of women directors, is also the company whose board of directors is among the most feminised on the FortuneGlobal200.
Through this new European agreement, ENGIE is strengthening its commitments as a benchmark employer and is positioned as an innovative and responsible player in respect of its workforce.