Carrefour Market has received the AFNOR diversity label in recognition of its commitments and concrete initiatives to promote diversity and gender equality and tackle all forms of discrimination.
In 2004, Carrefour Market signed a diversity charter and has since then been implementing initiatives designed to promote diversity and equal opportunities for its 30,000 employees in all its stores.
Towards Fairer Representation
A total of 34% of Carrefour Market managers are female and 6.71% of its staff have a disability of some kind. These figures represent a substantial increase since the signing of the charter.
The company says that these figures represent its aim to ensure France’s diverse population is represented at all levels within the organisation.
Age was another of the issues that the company's initiatives addressed. An action plan for the over-50s was implemented in 2010. At the end of 2015, 19% of Carrefour Market employees were over 50 – up from 17% in 2012.
Carrefour Market has also created ties with several organisations that help young people who are struggling to find work. Recently, 14 beneficiaries of French food charity Restos du Cœur who are looking to take on gainful employment have joined Carrefour and are training to become butchers.
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