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Social commitment

As the employer of near 13,000 people worldwide, Naval Group has particularly broad responsibilities.

The group deploys a very active Human Resources policy – based on a dynamic social dialog – which contributes towards the quality of the social climate and life at work.

Naval Group has introduced a policy which guarantees fair and competitive pay and promotes career development.

The forward-looking employment and skills management initiative helps forecast changes in skill requirements and tailor the workforce accordingly. As part of its international development, Naval Group conducts an ambitious expatriation policy to provide optimum support for the international mobility of its employees. Very active in training, in 2013, Naval Group inaugurated its company university, Naval Group University which groups the internal and external training activities for its personnel and customers. Convinced that diversity is a fundamental issue, Naval Group signed a three-year agreement with social partners, for professional equality between women and men. It aims to develop diversity in all the Naval Group trades, to promote equality of treatment between men and women in their professional careers and to take into account the balance between professional and private lives. In this respect, Naval Group is a member of the “Elles bougent” association, a network of women engineers and technicians from more than 50 partner companies which aims to stimulate the interest of female high school pupils and students in traditionally male trades.

The group also supports equality and diversity at work.

In 2013, Naval Group confirmed its commitment to the employment of young people and seniors by signing a generation contract with the unions. With its Handicap Mission, the group is committed – on a daily basis – to the better integration of disabled people in the company.

The Health and Safety at Work (H&SW) policy implemented by the group has generated very good results.

In 2013, Naval Group recorded a 28% reduction in the number of workplace accidents with lost time and a 20% reduction in the severity rate of accidents compared to the previous year. The group is also engaged in a process to improve the H&SW performance of its suppliers.

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