Nissan: Renault-Nissan Alliance creates poignant advancements to tighten a gender gap

Posted on 30. Nov, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

  • Renault and Nissan promoted several women to pivotal executive care positions in 2016.
  • At Renault, one-quarter of a Executive Committee are women.
  • At Nissan, a commission of women in government positions in Japan is some-more than double a inhabitant normal for vast manufacturers.
  • Renault and Nissan are being widely famous for a Alliance’s joining to gender equality.

DEAUVILLE, France – As it kicks off a Women’s Forum 2016, a Renault-Nissan Alliance confirms a ongoing joining to gender equality, that resulted in vital advancements for women during both Renault and Nissan during a past year.

Renault and Nissan have promoted several women to pivotal executive care positions, including: Véronique Sarlat-Depotte as purchasing Alliance tellurian executive clamp boss and authority and handling executive of Renault Nissan Purchasing Organization (RNPO); Clotilde Delbos as executive clamp president, arch financial officer Groupe Renault and authority of a house of RCI Banque; and Mayra Gonzalez as boss and handling director, Nissan Mexico.

“Our joining to gender equivalence serves a business’s competitiveness as we concentration on attracting a best talent around a world,” pronounced Alliance Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn. “We have taken critical stairs to foster equivalence during all levels of a Alliance. While we are unapproachable to have one of a industry’s best lane annals to date, some-more needs to be finished and we sojourn entirely engaged.”

The commission of women employees during Renault, headquartered in France, and Japan-based Nissan has increasing extremely given final year, quite in manager-level positions.

At Renault, women accounted for 18.8 percent of all employees globally in 2015, adult from 18.4 percent in 2014 and 10 percent in 2000. Women accounted for 24.2 percent of a company’s 2,000 tellurian pivotal positions finish 2015, adult from 22 percent in 2014.  In a automobile industry, Renault is a tellurian personality in assigning women to comparison positions. Three members of a 12-member Executive Committee are women (up from dual out of 11 in 2015): Mouna Sepehri, executive clamp boss of a Office of a CEO; Marie-Françoise Damesin, executive clamp boss for Human Resources (Damesin is also Renault-Nissan Alliance executive clamp boss for Human Resources); and Clotilde Delbos, recently allocated as executive clamp president, arch financial officer Groupe Renault and authority of a house of RCI Banque.

At Nissan, 9.1 percent of managerial positions in Japan are hold by women in 2016, adult from 8.2 percent in 2015. According to a 2015 statistics from Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, this figure compares agreeably with a normal of 3.7 percent for all Japanese manufacturers with 1,000 or some-more employees. Women contain 7 percent of higher-level managers in Japan in 2016, some-more than triple a 2 percent in 2008.  As of Apr 2016, women hold 13 percent of all a managerial positions during Nissan globally, adult from 7 percent in 2008. Nissan’s idea is to boost a commission of women in managerial positions globally to 14 percent by 2017.

Renault-Nissan Alliance women famous for their clever business contribution

In 2016, a Alliance and several of a womanlike executives perceived a poignant series of awards, including:

  • Four Alliance executives were named Leading Women 2016 by Automotive News Europe: Mouna Sepehri, Marie-Francoise Damesin, Agneta Dahlgren, Design executive C-segment and electric vehicles, Groupe Renault, and Judith Richardson, clamp boss purchasing, Nissan Europe.
  • Agneta Dahlgren was named Woman of a Year 2016 by a eccentric classification Women and Vehicles in Europe (WAVE). In Sep 28, only before Paris Motor Show, Automotive News Europe also awarded Agneta with a 2016 “Eurostar” prize, among masculine and womanlike possibilities of a European automotive industry.
  • Renault Brazil perceived a Golden Award from Women Empowerment Principles in approval of a actions in support of women empowerment.
  • Renault Spain was awarded an equivalence acceptance by a Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality in approval of a company’s joining and ongoing work to support equivalence in Spain.
  • Nissan perceived “Platinum Kurumin” acceptance by a Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan, The acceptance is awarded to companies that yield support for employees with children. Nissan is a initial automobile association to accept this certification.
  • Nissan was famous as a “Nadeshiko Brand” association by a Tokyo Stock Exchange for a fourth year in a quarrel for a support and graduation of women in a workplace.

Alliance initiatives and events compelling women empowerment:

  • Since 2010, in many of a countries where Renault operates, women can advantage from personal growth measures, such as workshops or training to raise their care and impact as good as from particular mentoring or coaching, interjection to a Women@renault plan.
  • The Women@renault amicable network has some-more than 4,500 members, 23 percent of whom are men.
  • Nissan continues to enhance a “Ladies First” sell module in Japan. Ladies First dealerships are managed and staffed mostly by women. The dealership in a Tokyo suburb of Fuchu facilities stylish interiors, a nursing room and a atmospheric area where children can play. It is directed during creation a shopping knowledge some-more welcoming to women and first-time buyers. As of September, Nissan had 272 Ladies First dealerships.
  • Nissan has increased a commission of women in a salesforce. Women represented 9.9 percent of salespeople in Japan as of August, adult from 8.5 percent in mid-2015. The design is to strech 10 percent.

Renault-Nissan focuses on “Reaching to a Top” during Women’s Forum

Renault and Nissan yield an refurbish on gender swell and equivalence each year in allege of a Women’s Forum for a Economy and Society. This year’s discussion takes place Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 in Deauville, France. The annual gathering, that a Alliance has upheld given 2006, aims to turn a personification margin for women in attention academia, politics and society.

The Alliance sends 50 top-performing women from around a universe to a conference. This year, a Alliance will unite a special event titled, “Reaching to a Top,” for a delegates.

About a Renault-Nissan Alliance

The Renault-Nissan Alliance is a vital partnership between Paris-based Renault and Yokohama, Japan-based Nissan, that together sell one in 10 cars worldwide. The companies, that have been vital partners given 1999, sole 8.5 million cars in scarcely 200 countries in 2015. The Alliance also operates vital collaborations with automakers including Germany’s Daimler and China’s Dongfeng. It also owns a infancy interest in a corner try that controls Russia’s tip automaker, AVTOVAZ.

Notes to editors:

In addition, a Renault-Nissan Alliance will have one open orator and will horde dual sessions during this year’s event:

  • Dec. 1, 16:50-17:05: Mayra Gonzalez, President and Managing Director, Nissan Mexico will attend in a full event “New during a Top.”
  • Dec. 1, 12:20-13:05: The Renault-Nissan Alliance will horde a Corner event by “les Pionnières” on “Entrepreneurial spirit: Women on a move”
  • Dec. 2, 10:45-11:30: The Renault-Nissan Alliance will also horde a event on “Executive Presentations: Standing Out and Building your Personal Brand” by Jane Goodman, executive consultant coach.

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Aline Henry
Renault-Nissan Alliance
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Alejandra Kaufman
Renault SAS
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Astrid de Latude
Renault SAS
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Toshitake Inoshita
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
+81 (0)45 523 5552

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