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Commitments to
our employees

Our 100,000 employees constitute the strength, and ensure the performance, of our Group, which is a service company. We are actively mobilized in their favor to guarantee them real equality of opportunity, optimal working conditions, and a calm and stimulating environment in which to enjoy personal growth throughout their careers.


We offer equal opportunities to everyone, in all their diversity

True to our cooperative values, we are a banking institution that is open and accessible to all. As one of France's leading recruiters, we are committed to ensuring fair treatment for all our employees – regardless of their age, origin and gender – and to creating a work environment that respects everyone's differences.

Since 2015, a Diversity Manager has been working within the Group Human Resources Department to intensify actions in four priority areas: intergenerational management, gender equality in the workplace, employment for people with disabilities, and equal opportunities.

Under French Act No. 2018-15 dated September 5, 2018, for the Freedom to choose one's professional future, companies with the required workforce have drawn up indicators to determine their level of commitment to professional equality between men and women. The ambition of the Group as a whole and its principal companies in this area is reflected in a score of 92 points out of 100 in 2021. This index takes into account five differently weighted indicators: the gap between men and women's pay (score: 38 out of 40), salary increases (19 out of 20), promotions (15 out of 15), salary increases upon return from maternity leave (15 out of 15), and the distribution of men and women in the ten highest pay levels (5 out of 10).

  • 43.7% of managers are women

With respect to the Group's commitment to combating stereotypes, sexism and harassment, ‘harassment’ representatives have been appointed in each Group company since 2018 and given special training. An awareness questionnaire on these issues is also available to employees to enable them to analyze their own behavior.

On January 25, 2022, Groupe BPCE signed up to the #StOpE initiative, a collective of 150 companies, associations and schools committed to the long-term struggle against ‘everyday’ sexism in the workplace and, by so doing, it reasserted its commitment to fostering a respectful working environment for both women and men by enforcing a zero-tolerance policy towards sexism.

Supporting parenthood is an additional way to promote greater professional equality and gender diversity. Access to part-time work for women as well as for men, the possibility to receive training on career development following a long leave of absence, and formal HR interviews before and after maternity or adoption leave… are some of the concrete measures already adopted by the Group.

  • 74% of the Group’s employees are concerned by parenthood


We support the professional development of our employees

The Group Occupation and Skills Forecasting (GPEC) agreement reflects our desire to anticipate changes in our business lines. It gives each employee the opportunity to plan and realize their professional growth. 

The training plans reflect our desire to secure our employees’ professional careers by maintaining the employability of all. These plans make it possible to support the transformation of skills (particularly digital skills), respond adequately to growing regulatory changes, maintain employee expertise, prepare for professional mobility, cultivate the strength of our cooperative model, and support customer satisfaction. 

This support for employees throughout their careers represents a key aspect of our commitment in this area. 

  • 10 million hours of training over the duration of the TEC 2020 plan.

We offer a calm and secure working environment 

With our better Quality of Life in the Workplace (QWL) approach, we make our companies more attractive to potential candidates, improve the commitment, professional motivation and loyalty of all employees, while reducing stress in the workplace and absenteeism.

The Group Human Resources Department constantly shares best practices with all our companies – and, more particularly, with their “QWL coordinators” – to improve the quality of life at work for employees. 

  • 70% of employees recommend the Group as an employer (2020 target)

Within the Group, the policies and associated budgets relating to health and safety conditions are the responsibility of each of the companies and of the CHSCT committees set up with employee representatives. All the Group's companies have set up systems to deal with psychosocial risks. 

In addition, just as we do for our customers, we guarantee the secure management of our employees’ data.

Find further details regarding our commitments to our employees in the Universal registration Document

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