Employees & community
DEVELOPING THE POTENTIAL OF OUR STAFF
Our humanistic and entrepreneurial culture makes it natural for us to support our employees and help them develop within an environment conducive to wellbeing. By promoting decentralized management, Savencia Group combines the benefits of human-scale companies with the career development opportunities of an international group. In-house promotion is preferred and there is great potential for mobility.
Training plays a crucial role in this: it enables all employees to enhance their skills for their own development and to contribute to the joint success of the company, while maintaining their employability.
Our remuneration policy is designed to provide for internal equity and external competitiveness as well as to reward performance and commitment.
The Group’s Ethical Charter underlines that respect for persons, and equality of opportunity, are pillars of our corporate culture. The Group remains attached to giving every talent its chance, is attentive to the respect of individual opportunities and non-discrimination and trains its managers for that purpose. In France, our Emploi Handicap week is the occason to raise employee awareness of our handicap policies and combat the stereotypes associated with handicaps. In parallel, workstations are adapted in order to maintain handicapped persons in employment and the Group engages in numerous partnerships with the sheltered sector.
In Spain, our Arias subsidiary has conducted a deliberate policy of integration of handicapped persons for the past ten years and proposes training and jobs adapted to the capacities of each employee.
SAVENCIA, a recognized company
Since 2009, periodic staff opinion surveys have been performed in conjunction with the Great Place To Work Institute. They enable each subsidiary to dispose of quantified data and define focuses for progress and improvement.
In Germany in 2017, 80% of the company’s employees have declared that Savencia Fromage & Dairy Deutschland is “a really great place to work”, thus reaching the Top 10 of the Great Place to Work survey for its category.
The Top Employer label recognizes the quality of human resource managerial practices and systems.
In 2018, Groupe Savencia has been recognized as a Top Employer Europe for the 9th consecutive year! Savencia has equally once again been distinguished by Top Employer labels for France, Germany, Belgium, Spain and Poland.
In order to continually improve safety at work, the Group introduced an international program of mobilization, training and management.
In 2018, the 6th edition of the Worldwide Week for Health and Safety at Work, 295 teams from 22 countries took part in the Safety Challenge.
It’s the opportunity for our employees to focuse on best practices, and provide a showplace for their initiatives and progress.
CONTRIBUTING TO THE COMMON GOOD
The Group encourages its entities to support community actions in which its staff members are involved. In France, the Group supports Arrondi Solidaire, a micro-gift system in which our employees can participate by gifting from a few cents up to 3 euros of their monthly pay, to which Savencia adds an equal amount. The money raised is paid to four associations; Adie (Association for the Right to Economic Initiative), PlaNet Finance, Planète Urgence and Vaincre Noma, the latter having been founded in 2013 at the initiative of Group employees. 700 employees take part in this salary-rounding scheme in France. In Germany a similar program, Restcent-Aktion, finances actions in the areas of diet and health.
COMMITTED AND SOLIDARY
- Leading the way to better food
The Group’s endowment fund encourages and supports employees committed to socially inclusive initiatives in France and worldwide. It supports the projects of associations echoing our vocation of “Leading the way to better food”. Among the projects supported in 2017: our Classes du goût in France to help children adopt balanced and varied diets. In Nepal, the endowment fund has also supported the “Les Enfants de Ram” association in striving to improve the quality and diversity of the meals served to 200 disadvantaged children and 50 disadvantaged adults living in two centers.
In 2016, Groupe Savencia signed an agreement enabling those French employees who so desire to perform an outreach mission during their annual vacation.
Training in management tools for adults. The more knowledge is transferred, the better.
In 2017, four employees undertook missions in Madagascar, Ecuador and Cameroon.
Culture and values
Innovating to provide a better diet for mankind, promoting quality and respect for nature, driving forward our development and that of our staff together, investing to ensure growth and long term stability, contributing to the common good: these commitments have shaped the sustainable and responsible strategy of the Group since its foundation.