Personal development – enhancing employee professionalism

For the Arkema group, the skills and know-how of its employees represent an essential asset. The Arkema group is able to develop this valuable asset thanks to effective career management, a wide range of training programs and performance recognition which is fair and consistent.

Managing employee skills and supporting career management

There is a single career management policy in the Arkema group, i.e it is applied to all employees, regardless of their status (manager, technician, worker, etc.) country, age or sex. This policy is organized by business line at a global level and ensures that the Group will have the skills it requires in the short and medium term to support its development. It also seeks to support employees in building their career path. This policy helps them to broaden their experience and advance their careers

Several programs enable employees to acquire working experience at an international level in one of the 40 countries where the Group operates.

 

Training programs for knowledge improvement and completion

All salaried employees of the Arkema group are entitled to professional training regardless of their profession, level of responsibility or age. The technical or management training programs enable employees to enhance the skills required for their position, move on more easily to a new position and meet company expectations. 

On an ongoing basis the Group sets up new programs to develop the skills of its employees in key areas:

  • safety,
  • health,
  • the Group’s business lines,
  • management.

In 2013, the number of training hours recorded in entities in which the Group has a minimum 50% stake and which employ over 30 people amounted to 23 hours of training per employee per year.

 

The number of employees who benefited from at least one training course in the year (excluding e-learning) was 10,082, i.e. 75% of ARKEMA’s headcount. Furthermore, 3,585 people benefited from e-learning, i.e. 26% of the headcount.

A performance recognition policy which is fair

The Arkema group values and rewards the contribution of its employees to the success of the company. Its performance recognition policy is fair and consistent, rejects all forms of discrimination and considers both collective and individual aspects. The remuneration policy is defined according to the current economic conditions of each country and based on a regular analysis carried out by external experts to similar companies.