Renault-Nissan Alliance's Marie-Françoise Damesin

Renault-Nissan Alliance makes great strides in gender diversity

The Renault-Nissan Alliance presented the latest information about gender diversity among its workforce to coincide the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society, which is being held in France from November 30 to December 2.

In the last year, the Renault-Nissan Alliance made great progress in gender diversity among its employees. The number of female employees especially in management positions has grown a great deal at both its French headquarters and its facilities throughout Japan.

Renault’s percentage of female global employees reached 18.8% in 2015, from 10% in 2000 and 18.4% in 2014. In close to 2,000 important professional positions, women accounted for 24.2%, up from 22% in 2014. The company also reached the world’s top level in terms of women in high executive roles, with 3 of its 12 executive committee members being female. This includes Mouna Sepehri, Executive Vice President of the Office of the CEO; and Marie-Françoise Damesin, Executive Vice President for Human Resources. Clotilde Delbos was recently appointed to the position of executive vice president, chief financial officer Groupe Renault and chairman of the board of RCI Banque

Nissan’s percentage of female employees in management positions was 9.1%, up from 8.2% the previous year. For employees in Japan working in production, the percentage grew significantly of an average of 3.7% at over 1,000 employees. The percentage of top executive positions has grown three-fold since 2008, from 2% to 7%. As of April, 2017, global management positions were 13% female, up from 2008’s 7%. Domestically, Nissan hopes to reach 14% by 2017.

“Our commitment to gender equality serves our business’s competitiveness as we focus on attracting the best talent around the world,” Renault-Nissan Alliance Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn said. “We have taken important steps to promote equality at all levels of the Alliance. While we are proud to have one of the industry’s best track records to date, more needs to be done and we remain fully engaged.”

(Translated by Greg Scott)