Diversity: a resource to be nurtured
Arkema place a high value on respecting diversity in our teams.
Arkema is committed to:
- develop professional gender equity at all levels of the company
- facilitate exchanges between different countries and cultural diversity in our teams
- recruit and integrate people with disabilities, particularly in France
Key figures about diversity in Arkema
25% of the Group's employees are women
Women make up 18% of the Group's senior management functions
11% of new recruits are above the age of 50
5% employment among people with disabilities in France
Encouraging talented women
35% of the Arkema's mid-level managers are women.
As part of its non-discrimination charter, the Group has set itself the goal of reaching the same proportion among senior executives. To tackle the risk of the "glass ceiling" phenomenon, and support the advancement of women employees, Arkema recently created a mentoring program. Among the Group's leaders, volunteer "mentors" - men or women - are trained to assist their "mentees" in their career development.