Gender diversity: ENGIE in the world’s Top 30
ENGIE joins the world’s Top 30 leading companies for gender equality. This ranking, established for the first time by the not-for-profit Equileap, highlights actions carried out by companies to promote gender equality in the workplace.
To draw up its Top 200, Equileap studied over 3,000 companies with an individual stock-market capitalization of more than USD 2 billion, in 23 developed countries. ENGIE took 27th place.
For the past 10 years, the ENGIE Group has made a commitment to gender diversity through practical actions constituting central elements of its strategy and designed to encourage women to progress within the company.
This commitment has been rewarded with success on numerous occasions. In January 2017, the Group was awarded the Grand Prize for Diversity by the Ethics & Boards observatory and the Institut du Capitalisme Responsable.
A real gender diversity culture
ENGIE has made this issue a priority since 2008, when it launched a campaign on the role of women in the Group and factors encouraging their professional development. In the same year, ENGIE formed the international Women In Networking (WIN) network to allow women in the Group to assert their leadership, contribute to business challenges and, more generally, to develop a gender diversity culture.
ENGIE has reinforced this objective by announcing four detailed objectives for the 2015-2020 period to boost the number of women in the Group’s workforce:
- 25% of the Group’s workforce to be women,
- 1 in 3 newly appointed directors to be a woman – a target reached since 2014,
- 30% of new recruits to be women,
- 35% of “fast-track” employees to be women.
The ENGIE Executive Committee currently includes three women and the Group has the best performance in the Fortune Global 200 in terms of women on its Board of Directors (at 62.5%). In 2016, 30% of appointees to operational entities’ management teams were women.
These figures speak for themselves and confirm ENGIE’s position in the Equileap ranking among the leading companies at a global level for social responsibility and gender diversity.
Isabelle Kocher, CEO of the ENGIE Group and the only woman at the head of a CAC 40 company, marked International Women’s Day by declaring: “Gender equality is essential for economic performance”.