October 16, 2013

Renault-Nissan Alliance continues progress in closing the global gender gap

The Renault-Nissan Alliance continues to make progress in closing the gender gap, and in the past year the organization has particularly accelerated recruitment and advancement of women in key growth markets.

Russia and Brazil are among Renault-Nissan's
most successful regions for female recruitment and advancement into management positions. In Russia, Renault's third-largest market, women account for 19 per cent of the workforce and 25 per cent of managers. In 2013, 40 per cent of all new Renault recruits in Russia were women, up from 35 per cent in the previous year.

At Nissan, women account for 15 per cent of the workforce in Russia and 27.7 per cent of managers, one of the highest ratios within the company.

Brazil is another key growth market, where rapid hiring has helped increase the ranks of women managers at Nissan. Nissan has almost tripled the number of female managers in Brazil in just one year. Women now represent nearly 20 per cent of all Nissan Brazil managers. As in part to Brazil's success, the number of women managers has surged 70 per cent in the last five years throughout Nissan's operations in the Americas.

"Because of the faster pace of growth and demand for talent, emerging markets represent a historic opportunity to close the global gender gap," said Renault-Nissan Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn. "But make no mistake - Closing the gender gap is our objective worldwide, including in our home markets."

Globally, Renault remains a leader in the industry in terms of women at the senior executive management level. Two out of its ten-member executive committee are women. Renault now has similar representation of women at all levels of the company. Women comprise 17.4 per cent of Renault's global headcount, 17 per cent of managerial positions and 16 per cent of Renault's key 150 executive positions globally.

In France, Renault has one of the highest rates of women at the highest corporate level in the French CAC40 business index.

In Japan, women make up 6.8 per cent of manager-level positions at Nissan, more than double the national average for manufacturers. Nissan aims to have women make up 10 per cent of manager positions in Japan by 2017.


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