Published: April 6, 2022

FDJ signs the #JamaisSansElles charter in favor of gender diversity

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Boulogne, April 6, 2022  FDJ is mobilizing to support gender equality by signing a corporate charter co-constructed with the #JamaisSansElles association. The Group, which obtained a score of 100/100 on the Professional Gender Equality Index in 2022, is the first company in the SBF 80 to embark on the #JamaisSansElles project and thus reinforces its long-standing commitment. in favor of diversity.

With this charter signed by the twenty-three members of the Group's Management Committee, FDJ is committed to pursuing its actions and developing new initiatives in terms of governance, compensation and recruitment. Moreover, like any signatory of the #JamaisSansElles charter, FDJ will no longer participate in any public demonstration, event or media intervention, face-to-face or remotely, which is single-sex.

For Stéphane Pallez , Chairman and CEO of the FDJ group: “ Diversity is a societal battle which has certainly progressed but for which a great deal of effort still remains to be done. The FDJ group is strongly invested in the field of equality between women and men. We are convinced of the need for a collective commitment at all levels of the company and in all professions, particularly technological but not only, to move the lines. FDJ's #JamaissansElles charter illustrates our desire to go even further in the Group's commitment. It is the result of collaborative work between women and men who feel concerned within all our departments ”.

Tatiana F-Salomon , President and founder of the association #JamaisSansElles:"Welcoming FDJ into the #JamaisSansElles movement is both a joy and an enthusiasm for us and the result of a common and well-considered desire by all of the company's management to advance diversity, equality between women and men and humanist values. Our wish is to bring about a world where women and men participate jointly and equitably in human affairs with respect for their dignity and each other's skills. A world of free and equal beings in which half of humanity has its full and complete place. Each #JamaisSansElles charter proposes concrete commitments to advance the participation of women in all decision-making, management and representation bodies. It is also a tool for creating a dynamic of balance and ascension towards true shared governance. For #JamaisSansElles, feminism is humanism! ".


The main lines [1] of the #JamaisSansElles charter signed by FDJ

  • Article 1: FDJ undertakes to no longer participate in any public demonstration, event or media intervention, in situ or remotely, which is single-sex.
  • Article 2: The FDJ group undertakes to balance the presence of women and men at all managerial levels.
  • Article 3: FDJ undertakes to continue the actions already initiated in favor of gender diversity and to develop new ones, to reduce the pay gap, promote gender diversity in recruitment and promotions, etc.
  • Article 4: The signatories undertake to make an annual update on the charter, amend it if necessary, and carry out an impact survey.
  • Article 5: In its communication actions, the FDJ group undertakes to convey an image of equality, diversity and inclusion.


Gender equality, a priority at FDJ

Fourth in the list of women in the governing bodies of SBF 120 companies in 2021, the FDJ group currently has a percentage of women managers identical to the percentage of women in the company (40%), including within the Group Management Committee. Thanks to the awareness of managers and a proactive wage catch-up policy, FDJ achieved 40 out of 40 points for the “gap in pay between women and men” indicator of the Gender Equality Index.

At the same time, since 2017, "All'in", the Group's diversity network, has launched work to act for equality between women and men. The actions carried out make it possible to raise awareness among all of the Group's employees on the challenges of diversity and gender equality through various events (mentoring program, International Women's Rights Day, masterclass, round tables, etc.).

FDJ is convinced that the societal fight concerns both men and women and that diversity is at the service of everyone. Thus, the Group decided, in July 2021, to strengthen its support system for parenthood by ensuring
100% coverage of the salary during the duration of paternity leave.

Since 2016, FDJ has also developed the "Sport for Women" program in favor of women's sport. This is based on four pillars: access to sport for all, feminization of governance, support for performance, and media coverage of women's sport.

About the association #JamaisSansElles

French association founded by women and men, entrepreneurs and personalities from the digital sector (three women, Tatiana F-Salomon, Natacha Quester-Séméon, Laurence Parisot and twenty men are at the origin), #JamaisSansElle acts in favor of diversity in all areas of society. Its presidency is mixed.

#JamaisSansElles is a do-tank that proposes concrete actions to promote the equal participation and visibility of women in decision-making bodies and in positions of responsibility and representation to break the glass ceiling. It promotes shared governance. For #JamaisSansElles, feminism is humanism!

The association develops charters in partnership with companies and actors of governance and invests in the field of education to fight against gender stereotypes. Nearly 1,000 men and women leaders are individually involved with #JamaisSansElles: politicians, deputies, senators, ambassadors of France around the world, NGOs and large companies. Elsewhere too, in Europe and around the world: German ministers, Danish deputies and subsidiaries of major French groups. The signatories are present in about fifty countries.

Three French ministries and their administration are committed to an ambitious #JamaisSansElles charter: the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of the Economy and the Ministry of the Interior. #JamaisSansElles is head of the French delegation of Women 20, the G20 engagement group.

Very widely distributed on social networks (650,000 engagements, including more than 340,000 mentions, since 2016, according to Talkwalker), #JamaisSansElles is the 4th most significant hashtag of a collective movement since 2015 on Twitter in France (source Ifop Opinion /FlashTweet). - -

[1] Articles 1, 4 and 5 are common to all companies that have signed a #JamaisSansElles charter. Charter available on request.

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