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 between 23 and 25% of women 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.