With its signature of the CEASE charter, the bank has joined the foremost European network of companies committed to combating violence against women.
The Caisse d'Epargne Normandie, which has been committed for several years to promoting gender diversity and professional equality between men and women, took a further step today in its commitment to gender equality by joining the CEASE project and signing the Charter of the same name. In this way, it is widening the scope of its actions in three key areas: the pursuit of its gender equality & professional diversity policy; the heightening of its employees’ awareness about sexist behavior & the launch of an action plan to combat violence against women via in-house communications and awareness-building activities; and the introduction of listening and support systems and the development of partnerships.
Involving companies in the battle against domestic violence
Because violence in one’s private life has a strong impact on the other facets of the victim's life – and notably their professional life (burn-out, absenteeism, stress, accidents at work, etc.) – the aim of the CEASE project is to help volunteer companies to identify potential victims and to guide them towards appropriate help.
Funded by the European Commission, CEASE is run by four partner organizations from three different Member States (France, Belgium, and Greece): FACE - Fondation Agir Contre l'Exclusion, (“Act against Exclusion Foundation”), (France); POUR LA SOLIDARITÉ (“In favor of solidarity”)(Belgium); DIESIS (Belgium); et CSR Hellas (Greece).
To learn more about the commitment of the Caisse d'Epargne Normandie in this area, click here to read the press release
Press release (French only) document pdf - 198.4 kB