How do you motivate your employees and how does this affect the efficiency of the company?
The Societe Generale group has defined and implemented a strategy that is as ambitious as it is demanding. The proper execution of this strategy depends on the support of the teams and their daily mobilization to support our clients, events and projects. Therefore, we consider it important to listen carefully and regularly to the needs and aspirations of employees and optimize the entire working environment accordingly. In particular, we are very attentive to the quality of the work experience. Therefore, we are committed to providing a safe, productive, friendly and respectful work environment at all of our locations. We also contribute to the development of new working methods (hybrid, agility, etc.). We also unite individual and collective energies around our commitment to solidarity in favor of youth integration through sports and cultural practices. It is a source of pride and motivation for our employees. In addition to work experience, we ensure the development of the skills of our employees. As such, we offer quality training programs as well as a variety of career paths that can be adapted to employees’ projects. They may include disruptive experiences (eg international mobility, domestic entrepreneurship, interim management, etc.). Finally, our remuneration policy aims to guarantee fairness, attractiveness, commitment and long-term loyalty to our employees.
What, in your opinion, should be the public role of your company, and what steps have you taken in this direction?
Our goal is our compass: “Together with our clients, we are building a better and more sustainable future by providing responsible and innovative financial solutions. » As a bank, we have an obligation to finance the economy, support project initiators and therefore accompany the significant evolution of our society towards a greener and more inclusive development model. By supporting our customers, we are participating in the energy transition; we support urban development and sustainable infrastructure; we promote sustainable mobility by playing a leading role in fleet electrification through our subsidiary ALD. Our goal is to contribute €300 billion in sustainable financing between 2022 and 2025.
What is your social and/or social priority for the next twelve months?
Currently, the Societe Generale group continues to implement its main strategic projects that create value and determine their future (creation of a new retail bank through the merger of Societe Generale and Crédit du Nord, accelerating the development of Boursorama, creating a world leader in mobility through the merger of ALD -LeasePlan, etc.), while accelerating the integration of CSR and digital innovation in all of its activities. Therefore, our priority is the responsible management of the social, human and technical aspects of these transformation and development projects. The Group also seeks to make a useful contribution to society. Committed to funding solidarity for a long time, we have created, for example, Cristal Solidarité, the very first structured charity product on the market, with a donation associated with any subscription. We have also launched a new generation of savings (NGE) with eight environmental funds and twelve SRI-labeled funds that are ESG-aware. We also support young people through our corporate foundation, Societe Generale C’est vous l’avenir, which supports associations and accompanies them on their journey, allowing them to access construction sites or integration companies, to carry out an entrepreneurial project, to acquire know-how and life skills that will reduce barriers for them to work life. We also support educational projects through music and sports, two areas in which Societe Generale has gained legitimacy as a patron and long-term partner.