Our corporate social responsibility
Diversity and equality
VINCI Construction is an inclusive and united company that is open to all.
At VINCI Construction, we believe that diversity and, more broadly, being open to the world and its cultures, is a major factor in success, progress and fulfilment within our company.
Our culture is based on bringing together people of different backgrounds and experience. We fight all forms of discrimination in hiring, in workplace relations and in the career paths of our employees. We train our managers in this requirement and impress it on our suppliers and subcontractors. We promote equal opportunities.
VINCI Construction's commitment to gender equality has been formalised in its Gender Equality action plan, which aims to see more female employees on teams, to the benefit of all team members. Our goal is for women to fill 25% of our management roles in 2022.
For over 10 years, VINCI Construction has actively sought ways to make advances in the area of professional equality and to overcome the prejudices ingrained in our area of activity. The "Mind the Gap" series is one of many tools available to managers to help continue this fight.
In-depth discussions recently resulted in the “OPEN by VINCI Construction” programme, a series of innovative experiments aimed at changing the way we address diversity within the company through meetings of entrepreneurs, employee testimonials, and creative brainstorming and awareness-raising workshops. At VINCI Construction, we believe that diversity and open-mindedness are major drivers of success, progress and fulfilment within the company.
Supporting our international development
As an international company, VINCI employs a large number of people on our sites and in our businesses, whether by recruiting them directly or through our subcontractors. While the institutional context and working environment can vary markedly from one country to another, we have a duty everywhere to observe the rights of those persons and of local communities that might be affected by our projects and activities.
Thus, in 2003, VINCI took the step of signing the United Nations Global Compact, whereby it undertakes to support and promote human rights in its sphere of influence. In 2013, VINCI developed a first handbook on fundamental social rights.
A framework document prepared jointly with the Group’s business divisions
VINCI’s companies operate in a growing number of countries. Therefore, we decided to formalise a more specific joint commitment – VINCI’s guidelines – on human rights. They constitute a direct extension of the VINCI Manifesto, which covers all aspects of our corporate responsibility.
VINCI’s guidelines were drawn up by the Group’s network of Human Resources Departments and business divisions. This collective thinking has resulted in the identification of the main risks associated with human rights and the principles and behaviour to be adopted to prevent such risks.
A progressive approach
The formalisation of these guidelines must be understood not as a coercive but as a progressive approach. Consequently, the document that has been produced can change over time. Furthermore, it has been submitted to European employee representative bodies for consultation.
The VINCI Guide on Human Rights gathers VINCI’s guidelines for the five areas identified (see diagram) and addresses the concept of due diligence, in line with the underlying trend towards the strengthening of ethical principles.