Bertrand Camus, CEO of SUEZ, the Group’s European unions, and the European Union Federations have signed an agreement to reinforce the promotion of professional equality. As such, SUEZ will adapt all of its businesses to make them accessible to both women and men. The agreement also provides for actions to deconstruct stereotypes and zero tolerance for sexual harassment. It will apply to all European Business Units. Outside of Europe, the Group will encourage its entities to voluntarily apply the principles of this agreement.
SUEZ counts on all of its employees to achieve the various objectives and, as such, proposes continuing efforts to increase the number of women in the company to 25% overall, 33% women in management on permanent contracts by 2023, mapping the workforce distribution between operational and functional professions and promoting equal pay.
“We welcome the renewal of this agreement as it goes in the right direction. It defines clear values, sets ambitious targets and concrete measures to achieve them. No matter the type of job within the company, driving a truck, working in the administration or being in the management, gender equality must be ensured. A new phase starts now and we will closely monitor implementation, to ensure all workers will benefit from this agreement” says Jan Willem Goudriaan, EPSU Secretary General.
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