ENGIE Romania demonstrates commitment to workplace gender equity and obtains EDGE Assess certification

Posted on July 4th, 2022

04.07.2022 – ENGIE Romania, supplier of electricity, natural gas and technical services, has become EDGE Assess certified, demonstrating a commitment to workplace gender equity, with 44% female leaders This certification makes ENGIE Romania and its affiliates the only organization in the Energy industry in Romania to be certified at this level.

EDGE is the leading global assessment methodology and business certification standard for gender and intersectional equity. The certification process involves a rigorous third-party review of representation across the pipeline, pay equity, effectiveness of policies and practices, and inclusiveness of an organization’s culture. As an integral part of the assessment, statistical data is analysed, policies and practices are reviewed and employees receive a comprehensive survey to assess perceptions of career development opportunities in the workplace.

EDGE’s assessment shows that ENGIE Romania has a strong framework of effective policies and practices to ensure equitable career flows when it comes to leadership development training and mentoring, and flexible working. This is also reflected in the employees’ positive perception of equal training opportunities offered to men and women to improve their professional skills.

In ENGIE Romania, almost one in three employees is a woman, and one in two managers is a woman. ENGIE Group’s target is that by 2030, the position of managers will be occupied 50% by women and 50% by men. In 2021, 142 women joined ENGIE Romania, representing 32% of the total number of new employees. The commitment to gender equality is also reflected in internal mobility programs, with around 50% of women changing their roles within the company.

The increase in women’s employability within ENGIE Romania is the result of the company’s commitment to create professional opportunities and career development, as well as to promote and support the principles of gender equality and non-discrimination in selecting and recruiting new employees.

ENGIE’s commitment is to have an inclusive recruitment policy and to promote a work environment that promotes gender equity. Every year, an average of 350 new employees join ENGIE Romania. In addition, when it comes to organizational culture, the organization is committed to writing a policy explicitly mentioning the value of diversity and inclusion.

Aniela Unguresan, Founder of EDGE Certified Foundation, says: “ENGIE Romania Group of Companies has a good gender balance at the Junior and Middle Management levels of responsibility. In addition, gender equity is part of the organization’s strategic goals. By continuing to take an intentional and prioritized approach to gender balance, ENGIE Romania Group of Companies will be able to not only be recognized for its commitment to gender equity, but also further accelerate its progress. ENGIE Romania Group of Companies’ EDGE Assess certification will enable the organization to successfully contribute to ENGIE Group’s Fifty-Fifty Programme, which aims to accelerate inclusion at the Group level and create the necessary conditions to achieve gender parity in managerial positions by 2030.”

Eric Stab, President & CEO of ENGIE Romania, says: “I am very pleased to see that our goal of creating a workplace of equity, equality and similar opportunities for all is acknowledged not only by our employees, customers and stakeholders, but also by independent organizations such as EDGE. Being EDGE Assess certified shows us that we are on the right path to continuously improve our image as employer of choice. In this and in all other aspects regarding equity and equality for all employees, we will keep the momentum.”

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