DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
FDJ promotes diversity within an inclusive Group
Promote and develop diversity within FDJ
FDJ Group is inclusive and representative of society.
Social equality has driven us since the beginning, and we actively seek out innovative ways to promote diversity and inclusion, battling all forms of discrimination. This ambitious approach, which we have been pursuing for many years, is one of the pillars of our CSR policy.
As proof of its commitment, FDJ holds two certifications attributed by French standardisation body AFNOR: Diversity Certification (since 2013) and Workplace Male and Female Equality Certification (since 2017).
We aim to reach a community of diverse employees who represent our current and future customers by being inclusive of all socio-economic, cultural, and educational backgrounds. The Group is committed to increasing representation among workers from underprivileged urban areas, through working with local schools and encouraging work experience.
Our tangible recruitment, training, career path, salary, and work organisation measures actively enable women to be better represented in the workplace.
All’In, FDJ Group’s gender diversity network, was created in 2017 and contributes to the development of leadership and women’s place within the Group, notably through raising awareness, leading to richer workplace experiences and tackling stereotypes.
In 2019, we got involved with the intercompany “Stop au Sexisme Ordinaire en Entreprise” (Stop Everyday Sexism at Work) initiative. In 2022, members of the Group Management Committee showed their commitment to gender equality by signing the #JamaisSansElles (#NotWithoutHer) chart.
Our policies around inclusion of employees with disabilities have been in place for a number of years.
When we employ someone with a disability, we offer support where needed, and provide any required equipment.
At the end of 2019, the Group signed the “Manifeste pour l’inclusion des personnes handicapées dans la vie économique” (“Manifesto for the inclusion of people with disabilities in economic life”), to bolster support among business leaders to increase the employment of people with disabilities.
We encourage collaboration and the transmission of experience and knowledge between different generations. We support workers from all generations, notably through our policy to recruit students on work placements as a stepping stone on their path to the world of work.
Since 2017, our approach to senior employees has seen us implement an action plan for workers 45 and over who actively want to prolong their professional lives.
Also, workers reaching retirement age receive support to help them prepare for their retirement when the time comes.
Sexual orientation and gender identity
We are committed to providing an inclusive workplace where all employees are treated the same, whatever their sexual orientation and gender identity. We stand against LGBTphobia. In 2023, the Group crystallised its commitment to the cause by signing the LGBT+ Charter brought forward by the charity L’Autre Cercle. An internal network dedicated to the subject, called All’Proud, has been created by committed employees.
FDJ Group’s ethical whistleblowing policy
FDJ Group provides its employees and external stakeholders with a process and guaranteed protection for whistleblowers in cases of bullying or discrimination. The policy enables those concerned to alert us to situations that are against the law or our ethical principles.
Increasing the number of women in management and striving for fair pay
The Group is committed to workplace equality between men and women, especially in terms of managerial diversity:
- Women made up 40% of Group Management Committee members in 2022, versus 38% in 2021.
- Women make up 35% of the highest-paid employees, and FDJ SA now has the same proportion of women in managerial roles as in the company overall (43%).
Furthermore, following the 2022 gender equality index:
- FDJ SA received a gender equality index of 100/100 (only 2% of French companies received this index)
- The subsidiary FDP received 98/100
- The subsidiary FGS France received 84/100
The following table shows how the index was calculated for each of the companies within FDJ Group.
|Gender pay gap
|Individual pay rises
|10 highest salaries
Several improvement targets have been defined to address FGS’s lower index:
Gender pay gap indicator:
- Analyse men’s and women’s salaries and apply strict equality for equivalent job roles
- Earmark a sum for gender pay equality during the next annual salary negotiations
- Offer 100% of women a pay rise in the year following their return from maternity leave
10 highest salaries indicator:
- Raise awareness among management and rethink gender equality policy around recruitment and promotion
- Women have historically been underrepresented within FGS France (for example with a lower representation in IT), so it will be difficult to make a tangible difference in the short term.