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.
According to a report by the World Health Organization, 15% of the world population lives with a disability. And the figure could well rise in the coming years. The employment of people with disabilities is vital to inclusion. What are companies doing in this respect? To find out, we talked to Oliver Faust, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and the Groupe Renault Foundation.
The Renault Foundation is launching a new call for projects. The objective: to support a non-profit organization that works to promote entrepreneurship among women in disadvantaged communities or to improve their access to employment. The winning entity will be awarded a financial contribution of €90,000 over three years. Applications must be received by November 19, 2018. Read on for more details.
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.