Inclusion, respect, tolerance, everyone thinks that these values are fundamental, but what is it really like in the workplace? Just imagine… You are at the coffee machine and your colleagues are discussing their holiday plans. You keep quiet. You can’t mention the person with whom you are going to share yours. How do you feel? How do your colleagues interpret this silence? Such a scene is the reality for about 50 per cent of all LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people at work. Keeping their sexual orientation secret requires almost permanent self-control and can be a source of stress and demotivation.
Olivier Gignoux will be volunteering at the 10th Gay Games. Held in Paris from August 4 to 12, the sporting and cultural – and inclusive – event comprises 36 disciplines and is open to everyone. Groupe Renault is partnering the event notably through its employees, be they volunteers, supporters or participants. The company is thus reaffirming its commitment in favor of inclusion.
“When I was little I used to play with building sets. And that’s what I do in my job today: I build cars that, I hope, will be appreciated by our customers.”
Renault encourages diversity in order to promote equal opportunities and prevent all forms of discrimination. Mobility and access to the labour market are major obstacles to the social integration of disabled people. Renault is implementing solutions in its capacity as a vehicle manufacturer, by adapting its vehicles, and also in its capacity as an employer and economic player, through its social policies.