To mark International Women’s Day on March 8, Groupe BPCE provided an update on progress and future developments in its diversity policy.
Among the key points: the indicators of professional quality inscribed in the group’s strategic plan show the continuation of the momentum initiated several years ago. The proportion of female executive status staff (cadres) reached 42.9% at the end of 2018 (target of 45% in 2020), while the proportion of female senior executives was 26.1% (target of 30% in 2020). Groupe BPCE also counts 30 women’s networks active in its companies. The Afnor professional equality label, obtained for three years by 27 group entities, is entering a phase of renewal for the first group companies labelled at the end of 2015.
Gender equality index
Since France’s Freedom to Choose One’s Professional Future Act came into force on September 5, companies employing over 1,000 staff have been obliged to calculate and publish a gender equality index on March 1 every year. The index is based on five indicators of wage equality. The consolidated index for the group as a whole stood at 83 out of 100 for 2018.
Two new industry-wide collective agreements
Two industry-wide collective agreements on professional equality between men and women were signed by Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne in 2018.
They establish a reference framework for internal negotiations aimed at fostering equal access to employment and training, promoting women and maternity-paternity support measures, and sensitizing all staff to issues related to stereotypes and harassment.
Christine Fabresse – CEO of Retail Banking and Insurance, Groupe BPCE, talks to Tribune.fr