At Naval Group, diversity is a shared value. Naval Group recognises the wealth brought forth by the diversity of profiles and backgrounds and its contribution to the overall performance of the group.

Through tangible commitments and concrete initiatives, it supports gender equality, the employment of people with disabilities and the integration of people experiencing difficulties with social insertion. In terms of gender equality, 2020 sees the implementation, in partnership with the International Women's Forum, of a mentoring system or "The Outstretched Hand" sponsorship system. Objective: promote access to positions of responsibility for women. Naval Group aims to have 35% women in management and production roles by 2025.

All equal: priorities to skills

Promoted and supported internally, non-discrimination is a reality thanks in particular to the awareness and training of managers and employees and the very varied backgrounds of the people that come to work with us. Skills are the sole criterion on which employee-job matching is based, enabling them to maintain that position and to further their career.
Any Naval Group employee who considers themselves to be discriminated against may file a complaint that will be processed accordingly. The Discrimination Officers, duly trained and present in each group site, can be contacted. In France, Australia or India for example, exacting systems are operational, used and evaluated.
The signature in 2020, alongside around one hundred committed companies, of a Manifesto for the inclusion of people with disabilities in economic life, marks a continuation of the actions of the Disabilities Mission. Among the 10 commitments made in this respect is the recruitment of students with disabilities for internships and apprenticeships.


Safety: a basic right

For Naval Group, providing its employees with a calm working environment, preserving their physical and mental health, is a prerequisite. The Chairman and CEO of Naval Group approves and signs the Health and Safety at Work (H&SW) policy, integrated within the global quality, safety and environment (QSE) policy. Naval Group’s global QSE management system is ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified.

H&SW in our large subsidiaries

In the group’s seven largest subsidiaries (Australia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, India, Egypt, Brazil and Singapore), an international H&SW network is actively engaged to define and implement requirements to the highest standard.

Private life, professional life

Beyond working conditions, which are the subject of a specific agreement with the social partners, well-being at work also involves work-life balance. Naval Group responds to these legitimate needs by adjusting business hours (working hours, part-time measures), organising work via teleworking and allocating financial aid for childcare (CESU Universal Service Employment Voucher scheme).
Measures are designed to facilitate employees’ access to work. A few examples: the quality of the physical environment, the use of information and communication technologies, or the company travel plan that encourages the use of public transport and carpooling and the use of bicycles.