DEAUVILLE, FRANCE (Oct. 13, 2015)—The Renault-Nissan Alliance, one of the world’s largest car groups, continues to make progress in its commitment to closing the gender gap. The company launched numerous programs globally and particularly in the “home markets” to recruit, retain and advance women.
The percentage of women employees at both Renault and Nissan has increased from a year ago, particularly in manager-level positions.
At Renault, women accounted for 18.4% of all employees globally in the most recent study, up from 17.6% in 2013 and up from 10% in 2000. Women accounted for 18.3% of Renault’s manager-level positions globally in 2014, up from 17% in 2013. Women accounted for 22% of the company’s 2,000 global “key positions,” up from 19.6% in 2013.
Renault is a leader in the auto industry in terms of women at the most senior ranks. Two members of the 11-person executive committee are women: Mouna Sepehri, Executive Vice President of the Office of the CEO; and Marie-Françoise Damesin, Executive Vice President for Human Resources. Damesin is also Renault-Nissan Alliance Executive Vice President for Human Resources.
Renault aims to have women account for 30% of engineering or technical positions and 50% of sales positions worldwide by 2016. Renault also aims to have women account for 25% of its key global positions by next year.
At Nissan, women accounted for 11.7% of manager-level positions globally in fiscal year 2014, up from 10.6% in fiscal year 2013. In Japan, women at Nissan accounted for 8.2% of such positions, up from 7.1% in the previous year and more than 5 times higher than 2004.
Nissan remains an industry benchmark in its home market of Japan, with the percentage of its women managers more than triple the national average for large manufacturers. Nissan’s goal is to have women represent 10% of managers in Japan and 14% of all management positions globally by 2017.
Renault-Nissan Alliance launches initiatives to close the global gender-gap
2014 was an unprecedented year for new initiatives aimed at the recruitment, retention and advancement of women across Renault and Nissan, which together are responsible for one in 10 car sales globally:
o By the summer of 2015, Nissan had 151 Ladies First dealerships. Nissan plans to have 300 across Japan by the end of 2016. It is also considering expanding the program to overseas markets. Nissan will take lessons learned from the “Ladies First” project and apply it wherever applicable.
Renault-Nissan focuses on mentoring at Women’s Forum
Renault and Nissan provide an update on gender progress and diversity every year in advance of the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society. This year’s conference takes place Oct. 14-16 in Deauville, France. The annual gathering, which the Alliance has supported since 2006, aims to level the playing field for women in industry academia, politics and society.
The Renault-Nissan Alliance sends 50 top-performing women from around the world to the conference. This year, the car group will host a special session about mentoring for all internal delegates.
In addition, the Renault-Nissan Alliance will have three public speakers at this year’s event.
For more information on Renault’s diversity initiatives, go to: www.renault.com/en/groupe/developpement-durable/responsabilite-sociale-de-l-entreprise/pages/diversite.asp
For more information on Nissan’s diversity initiatives, go to:
About the Renault-Nissan Alliance
The Renault-Nissan Alliance is a strategic partnership between Paris-based Renault and Yokohama, Japan-based Nissan, which together sell one in 10 cars worldwide. The companies, which have been strategic partners since 1999, sold 8.4 million cars in nearly 200 countries in 2014. The Alliance also operates strategic collaborations with automakers including Germany’s Daimler, China’s Dongfeng, India’s Ashok Leyland and Japan’s Mitsubishi Motors. It also owns a majority stake in the joint venture that controls Russia’s top automaker, AVTOVAZ.
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