We do not tolerate discrimination. We prohibit discrimination based on any personal attribute such as race, ethnic origin, color, nationality, disability, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, characteristics, or expression, in all employment practices, including recruitment, promotions, training, and pay levels. Our Gender Balance Steering Committee that makes decision proposals to the Group Leadership Team and steers our various gender balance programs.
We have put in place a five-year plan of action and have implemented a number of activities and actions as part of that plan.
International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017
On 8 March 2017, International Women’s Day, our CEO Rajeev Suri signed the United Nations Women Empowerment Principles, stating that we are committed to doing our part to eliminate the disparity in technology companies between men and women. In September 2017, our CEO also signed a letter of cooperation with UNESCO to promote gender equality, women’s empowerment, and women’s leadership.
We ran around 40 projects across our locations in 2017 to empower women and school aged girls
Including: g4g workshops in Finland, France, India, China, Poland, and Nigeria, delivered in partnership with the greenlight for girls organization. In Finland, a 3-city launch of greenlight for girls events took place in March 2017, while in China, our site in Shanghai welcomed around 120 girls aged 11 to 15 from surrounding middle schools, and employees’ daughters, for a full day of g4g workshops. For more information on our activities in this area see pages 128–132 of the People & Planet Report 2017.
StrongHer is an employee network that promotes gender diversity and was initiated and is led by employees for employees.
This award-winning initiative contributes to women’s empowerment, helping them unleash their potential and magnify their business contribution, and increase the representation of women at all levels and in all job functions in our company. The network is a grassroots movement created in 2011 by 6 female employees in France and is open to all employees, men and women, executives and nonexecutives. Members want a company where women have the same opportunities as men and are well represented in all business domains and functions. For more information visit the StrongHer page.
We were proud to be awarded the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index score of 100% for the first time as the combined company. The HRC Corporate Equality Index is a US national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBTQ employees.
EQUAL! is an educational and support group for our employees who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) or who have family, friends, or colleagues who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer. 2017 was a year of expanded reach for EQUAL! through the internal employee social network with members roughly doubling in number, and expanded activities.
For more information on all our diversity and inclusion activities take a look at pages 128–132 of the People & Planet Report 2017.