VINCI mesure its diversity 15 July 2009

Rueil-Malmaison, 15 july 2009 Press release VINCI mesure its diversity • A uniquely transparent approach in France • Improvement in 2008 in all four categories audited In the VINCI Manifesto signed by Xavier Huillard in 2006, the Group committed to promoting diversity and equal opportunities and to publishing the findings of an independent audit each year. […]

Rueil-Malmaison, 15 july 2009

Press release

VINCI mesure its diversity

• A uniquely transparent approach in France
• Improvement in 2008 in all four categories audited


In the VINCI Manifesto signed by Xavier Huillard in 2006, the Group committed to promoting diversity and equal opportunities and to publishing the findings of an independent audit each year.

In 2007, these commitments led to the introduction of an annual audit, in collaboration with Vigeo, Europe’s leading agency for measuring companies’ social responsibility performance, and the publication of the results. Through this uniquely transparent approach in France, the entire Group is demonstrating its determination to achieve continuous improvement in its human resource management policy through open dialogue with all its internal and external stakeholders. 

The 2008 edition focused on the practices in four categories of 40 previously unaudited subsidiaries, representing all the Group’s business lines: gender equality, professional integration of people with disabilities, equal opportunities for people of immigrant background and the employment of people aged 55 or over. The audit was extended to cover 11 countries (France, United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Greece, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia and Switzerland), i.e. five more than in 2007. As part of the process, almost 800 people (manual workers, office employees, managers, etc.) were interviewed.

The results showed an improvement in all four categories audited, with a particularly strong rating obtained for the policy of managing employees aged 55 or over. 

Based on this deeper insight into its weaknesses and best practices, VINCI can strengthen and increase its actions with a view to placing each individual at the centre of the Group’s system and success by guaranteeing equal opportunities and treatment.


VINCI press contact: Vanessa Lattès
Tel: +33 1 47 16 31 82
vanessa.lattes@vinci.com