On 12 November, Bouygues Bâtiment Internationalofficially received the diversity label awarded by the Labour Minister, François Rebsamen. This label recognises the company's commitment to preventing discrimination.
Diversity is not an empty word at Bouygues Bâtiment International. For 40 years, the Bouygues Construction subsidiary, which now has almost 19,000 employees in 25 countries, has made diversity its prime asset.
This commitment has now been recognised with the diversity label being officially awarded by François Rebsamen, Minister of Labour, Employment, Vocational Training and Social Dialogue. On this occasion, the Minister affirmed that, “Diversity means building the conditions for real equality”.
A strong commitment to diversity
Awarded by Afnor (the French national organisation for standardisation) to companies that are exemplary in regards to equal opportunities, this label rewards the efforts made since Bouygues Bâtiment International launched its "Success in Diversity" project in 2011.
A participatory approach formalised by an action plan with quantitative targets, “Success in Diversity” reflects Bouygues Bâtiment International’s desire to affirm the actions already undertaken in regards to origin, age and disability, and to put in place new actions, in particular targeting gender balance. "This policy has become an object of pride, and gives our actions real meaning", stated Benoît de Ruffray, Deputy CEO of Bouygues Bâtiment International.
The main actions undertaken include: the creation of a diversity steering committee, a support hotline and the deployment of a dedicated training programme for employees.