Orange: 1st Group to be certified for Gender Equality and Diversity
Orange has successfully renewed its GEEIS (Gender Equality for European and International Standard) certification in France and for the Group.
The standard evaluates a company’s commitment and initiatives in the field of workplace equality between women and men. This year, the Group also obtained an extension of the label to include Diversity, thanks to successful audits for the Group, in France, Poland and Romania, becoming the first major company among the founding members of the label to receive the GEEIS Diversity certification.
Since 2011, the Group and six of its subsidiaries have been certified for Gender Equality.
In six years, the number of certified subsidiaries has expanded, and in June 2017 the label included the Orange Group, Orange in France, all European subsidiaries, Orange Egypt and Orange Tunisia as well as OBS in France, Italy, Germany, Brazil and Egypt.
The certification was successfully renewed in November 2017 in France and for the Group.
It recognises the advocacy at the highest level of the company for the progress of women in management roles, the tools and analysis to measure pay gap between men and women, the organisation and quality of social dialogue, the implementation of stakeholders’ dialogue in countries, as well as the Orange Foundation initiatives for women.
This year, the certification has been extended to include Diversity and thereby endorse companies that have reached a high level of mobilisation in the workplace to support gender equality as well as fields such as disability, age, nationality, sexual orientation etc.
It’s a first that the Group achieved successfully!
This extension of the label to Diversity recognises our subsidiaries ever-increasing activities in supporting disability, age or the inclusion of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, in particular through our Orange Foundation projects or in the framework of our local CSR policies.
This new benchmark enables us to broaden the sharing of best practices between countries in this field, and helps us evolve our policies to fulfil our strategy as a responsible, digital and caring employer.