Human Resources Plan”, which applies Group strategy while adapting it to the local culture. Valeo is committed to respecting gender equality in terms of career development, training and compensation in comparable situations. In 2015, a full 80% of plants implemented at least one initiative in favor of gender diversity, representing a total of 178 initiatives. Valeo led initiatives at prestigious engineering schools in partnership with Companieros, and continued to promote engineering careers among girls in high school with the association Elles Bougent. The Group implemented specific programs over the year to encourage gender diversity in recruitment practices in several countries including China and Mexico. The Women Connected network is a platform for dialog and communication designed to promote networking among women in the workplace and help identify and encourage talent internally. Promoting the employment of disabled persons Ensuring equal access to employment for people with disabilities is a priority for Valeo. In France, the Group signed a second three-year agreement in 2015 to promote the integration of people with disabilities. At the same time, the Group renewed its partnership with recruitment firms and associations with a view to hiring greater numbers of people with disabilities. Thanks to this proactive approach, the percentage of people with disabilities employed within the Group in France amounted to 6.07% in 2015, a figure that exceeds the country’s minimum statutory requirement. In addition, 80% of Valeo’s workforce in France were made aware of disability. Since 2014, an international project group dubbed “DiversAbility” has been working to expand the disability policy to the rest of the Group. Its objectives include achieving a minimum employment level of 1.5% of workers with disabilities in all countries. Transferring knowledge from generation to generation Four generations work side by side at Valeo. Between the young, freshly hired generation and seniors approaching retirement, the challenge is to preserve and transfer know-how to support the Group’s growth ambitions and ensure its long-term viability. At the same time, in 2015, Valeo reaffirmed its commitment to sustaining job motivation among employees while developing
At the Guangzhou site in China, Valeo established a partnership with a school for deaf students, while in Chennai, India, 25 people with disabilities joined the site teams as part of a partnership with the Youth 4 Jobs foundation.
DISABILITY: VALEO TAKING ACTION FROM GUANGZHOU TO CHENNAI
OF EMPLOYEES TOOK PART IN AT LEAST ONE TRAINING SESSION IN 2015, COMPARED WITH 92.2% IN 2014
Promoting cultural diversity The ten most widely represented nationalities within the Group are Chinese, French, Mexican, Polish, German, Spanish, Thai, American, South Korean and Czech, reflecting the incredible range of cultural diversity at Valeo, which is a real factor of performance. Under the impetus of the worldwide Cultural Diversity Committee, country management teams implement actions in line with their cultural and social reality. As part of this, more than 2,000 employees completed online training modules in 2015 to gain a better understanding of the issues related to cultural diversity.
VALEO / 2015 ACTIVITY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT REPORT