Diversity & Inclusion
At Societe Generale we aim to be a diverse workforce in an inclusive workplace with opportunity for the talents of all to create value, deliver an outstanding client experience and develop innovative solutions.
With strong support from senior management, we encourage a culture of openness and respect for all employees, and maintain an active dialogue at all levels to promote this culture.
Our diversity initiatives are carried out in a structured manner with an established Diversity Council which supports four employee-led diversity networks in the Asia-Pacific region. Based on our needs in the region, the networks focus on areas related to gender, culture, differently-abled and LGBT. With the direction from the Council and Human Resources, the employee networks conceptualize and implement actions related to the enhancement of a diverse and inclusive culture in Societe Generale.
Promoting diversity within our teams
We see the diversity of our teams as an essential driver of engagement and performance vis a vis our clients, employees and the company. With focus on actions related to the four diversity and inclusions networks as stated above, we have made steady progress in terms of awareness amongst employees and specific actions to make Societe Generale an inclusive place for all employees.
Building team spirit together
Staff involvement has been salient in the progression of diversity & inclusion initiatives. We have been organizing several initiatives to raise the awareness of diversity & inclusion in the workplace. These initiatives have taken place in the form of training for employees, breakfast and lunch talks by internal and external speakers, participation in industry events and seminars, celebrating occasions or partnering with other financial institutions and companies to further promote a specific cause.
Diversity in action
By signing in 2016 the Women’s Empowerment Principles under the United Nations Global Compact on the one hand, and the Global Business and Disability Charter of the International Labour Organization on the other, we have demonstrated our determination to promote diversity within the workplace and in the community.