A source of progress, diversity is one of the levers that increase the intelligence of our organizations. This is an imperative for meeting the economic, ecological and societal challenges related to our activities.
In 2019, Verescence published its first professional equality index in the workplace, established by the French law “Avenir Professionnelle” (Professional Future), which requires employers to assess the pay gap between women and men. The result is a public social rating of the company and, in the event of a deviation deemed excessive, the obligation to implement corrective measures.
As a result of this exercise, two of our sites are above 85%. This measure has enabled us to identify areas for improvement that we are committed to pursuing. We are especially proud to have three female machine operators, which is unique at the “hot end” in a glass plant!
PROFESSIONAL WOMEN-MEN EQUALITY INDEX
Through its CSR policy, Verescence pays particular attention to diversity and equal opportunities. Verescence has published the results obtained for each of its French sites and is committed to pursuing its actions and to respecting equal treatment in terms of salary increases and internal promotion, while strengthening the gender mix at all levels of the company. Download the press release
WOMEN AT VERESCENCE
The proportion of female managers in 2019 remains in line with the 2017 results. Our 2022 target (>35%) will require us to extend our efforts, particularly through recruitment. In 2019, we achieved a rate of women recruited of 37,4%. We have set ourselves a parity-based recruitment target for 2020 of 50-50.
female managers in 2019
female recruits in 2019
Focus: women at verescence
Affirming and developing women in leadership
Launched in 2017, the network “Women at Verescence” brings together Verescence employees and customers for an event to consult, exchange and inspire one another.
Meeting with inspiring women
A second meeting was held on February 12, 2019, in Paris. In this context, Hélène Marchand, Director General France, welcomed Tatiana Brillant, who came to share her professional experience as a negotiator in the RAID forces - an elite unit of the French police where, before her, this role was reserved for men. Her testimony was a high point of the event and an instructive moment for the network.
Towards greater parity
At Verescence, we believe that it is essential to increase the number of women in our entire workforce by facilitating women’s access to all the group’s professions and hierarchy levels. In the words of Hélène Marchand, “parity in technical and managerial roles will increase the intelligence of our company.”