- Mobility for all
- Road safety and health
- Human capital (this also includes Education and Diversity)
CHALLENGE FOR GROUPE RENAULT
Our challenge as a responsible carmaker and pioneer in sustainable mobility for all, is to offer new, affordable mobility products and services, to develop innovative technologies such as the electric vehicle with zero emission in use and to be attentive to energy and raw material conservation. Mobility is a key component of economic development and social cohesion. This also means stimulating and accompanying changes in behavior and consumption.
Because a company is above all a group of talented and motivated women and men, at the heart of its competitiveness, at Renault we pay great attention to the development of human capital. It is important to provide, all over the world, a motivating working environment, training opportunities that match the business needs and employees’ aspirations, fair recognition rules in order to stimulate individual and collective performance.
In the communities where we work, Renault supports initiatives for education and diversity, among children and youth, with emphasis on university and vocational school systems.
The 4 directions, as described below, represent the focus for our commitments and actions.
MOBILITY FOR ALL
The sustainable mobility approach targets 3 major current tendencies:
- Shift from an ownership economy to a user-oriented one
- Traffic jams in big cities and access limitations
- Connected infrastructures and shared economy
Renault’s strategy is to understand these tendencies in order to design products better adapted to new uses. Sustainable mobility is ‘’for all” and it has to respond to the notion of affordability as well.
ROAD SAFETY AND HEALTH
The United Nations declared 2011 - 2020 the Decade of Action for Road Safety, the goal being to halve the number of road accident victims by 2020. Through a series of awareness raising and training activities, Groupe Renault supports this goal. Our road safety actions show the commitment of a company that is, obviously, “focused on people”.
◦ Promoting a positive behavior: theoretical and practical actions focused on awareness raising, but also on learning economic and ecologic driving. In-house training for road safety and ecologic driving is provided to the staff for whom these activities represent a priority.
◦ Emergency services: awareness and training programs carried out by Renault together with emergency services that aim at making more efficient the interventions on damaged vehicles, a problem that affects more and more countries.
◦ The Global Road Safety Partnership, hosted by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), is present in 35 countries all over the world. Its network of experts and partners (governments, companies, civil society) identifies the needs of the various peoples and implements adequate and measurable solutions.
The environment policy follows 5 priorities. They cover all the business lines, programs and areas of Groupe Renault. The environmental objectives of the industry cover the 5 priorities and are comprised in industrial master plans and in the environmental management system, certified by ISO 14001.
The priorities are:
- Climate change and energy efficiency
- Resources and competitive circular economy
- The health of ecosystems
- Innovative mobility services and systems
- Environmental management, transparency and the responsibility of communication and dialogue with stakeholders
The HR department sets out a global approach on the HR policy with common standards for all the countries of the group, with emphasis on resource allocation for the development of talents and the promotion of diversity.
The Renault Group does not discriminate on any grounds whatsoever in its employment relations. In particular, it recruits women and men according to their specific qualities and treats all its employees with dignity, and does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, age, racial origin or real or supposed membership or non-membership of an ethnic group, social, cultural or national background, family circumstances, trade-union activities, sexual orientation, disability, or political or religious views.
The actions we conduct in the educational field are consistent with the other CSR strategic directions: road safety, sustainable mobility, environment and human capital. Thus, they are articulated around the values of schooling and equal opportunities.
In a world in which the natural resources are dwindling and the number of the population is increasing, and thus also the transportation flows, the challenges related to air quality are significant. Cars have a positive result on the quality of life (they support economic development and the creation of social links and networks), and it is obvious that we wish to reduce the negative impact on the environment and health.
Our CSR programs mirror our business objectives so that they represent the company’s values on the long term and meet the needs of the communities within which we work.