Insuring equal opportunities and diversity
Diversity in support of the commitment
Four key commitments were outlined in 2008, SUEZ began structuring and managing its sustainable development policy using a series of road maps. The new road map for 2017-2021 comprises a social pillar built around four key commitments:
A program providing structure to our approach
Created in 2010, the Diversity “Equal opportunities – social development – commitment” program provides a framework for our goals, both in France and worldwide. It focuses on several key themes whose objectives are adapted to different cultural and legal contexts. For example:
- Young people: apprenticeships, internships, training supported by a mentoring system; tailored integration programs
- Integrating people from deprived or underemployed communities: personalized professional preparation programs, job training and integration; start-up programs
- Disability policy: helping to keep disabled workers in employment, customizing work stations, special partnerships; policy to purchase from ESAT and EA assisted employment centers, creating indirect jobs
- For older employees: recruiting candidates aged over fifty, creating skill and expertise transfer programs
- Commitment surveys for all employees: analysis of results, action plans
- Quality of life in the workplace: health and safety at work, preventing psychosocial risks, better policies for working parents
- All companies within our organization share a common focus on developing gender equality: gender diversity in job roles, equal pay, equal access to career management and training. This policy is supported by specific programs such as mentoring and coaching.
From 16 May to 1 June 2018, all SUEZ employees* who have been on permanent contracts for over 3 months - some 62,000 people - are invited to take part in a commitment survey called “TELL US”. The online survey takes the form of a questionnaire in 3 parts:
- 4 commitment questions with the answer given by smiley,
- 25 questions on specific themes: for each theme, employees express their feelings by choosing one of 9 possible emotions,
- 2 open questions.
The results of the survey will then be analysed and passed on to managers as a PowerPoint document presenting the results and the outlines of an appropriate action plan.
*(excluding R&R UK & Scandinavia).
Diversity Label and Top Employer certification
The French Diversity Label in 2014
TOP Employer certification
(for the 7th year, in 2019)