A responsible employer
Over 110,000 people of 120 different nationalities work in the Michelin Group. This diversity is enriching and a source of creativity. Respect for individuals, development, dialogue, passion and confidence are the bedrock of relations between the Company and its employees.
Acting as a responsible global employer
The number of employees working in the Group is 111.708 in 2016. Temporary contract workers only represent 4.4% of Group employees.
The company's social responsibility is reflected in its policy with respect to social benefits. In regards to health insurance, life and disability insurance and pensions, Michelin tops up national systems to grant benefits that are comparable in most countries in which the group is located.
To improve well-being in the workplace, Michelin contributes to the introducing activities and services that help employees to balance their working and private lives and guard against stress.
Moving Forward Together
Michelin is convinced that the Company's performance and the professional success of each of its members go hand-in-hand. Launched in 2011, Moving Forward Together reaffirms the values that drive the Group, presenting both the Group's commitments and those it expects from its employees.
From the time of hiring, a career path is mapped out beyond the initial position
Michelin wants every employee to be able to find fulfillment in his or her job. That’s why performance and potential are assessed with a view to the long-term, and training policies allow each employee to continue to grow throughout his or her career, while helping to drive the Group’s development.
The Moving Forward Together survey allows us to measure the feeling at work and the level of commitment of employees. It is renewed annually to monitor changes in employee perception and to measure the effects of the actions taken.
Ongoing aim for 100% health and safety
Michelin has rolled out an active health and safety policy, aimed at preventing risks that could have a negative impact on employees' health, safety and ability to work.
The diversity of our employees is a valuable asset and source of creativity.
Through a multi-action program, the Group promotes open-mindedness and the fight against value judgments. Priority has been given to the feminisation of the company, particularly to management, and to the emergence of local management, particularly in growth areas.
Michelin also pursues a proactive employment policy for people with disabilities, facilitates career development and organizes intergenerational cohabitation.
Trust, autonomy and personal development foster the commitment necessary to any sustainable performance. With the establishment of Responsible Organizations, Michelin wants to develop the autonomy of each one in the teams, in order to find a full development in its job and to develop its overall performance.
A performance based on more delegation, versatility, cooperation, solidarity and responsibility for manufacturing agents within teams and at all levels in factories. 100% of industrial activities have adopted ORs.
One of our principles is to give responsibility to the person who carries out a given task because he knows a lot about the question. In addition, this often makes him realize that he has capabilities that he didn’t know he had and enables him to move forward.
Dialogue, communication and listening
The Group has confirmed its intention to develop social dialogue as part of a new momentum to transform it into a performance lever. To promote access to information and exchanges, Michelin is developing a wide variety of internal supports and applications to facilitate communication. The first opportunity to dialogue with all employees has been a global opinion survey entitled "Moving Forward Together: Your Voice for Action", measuring how employees feel about their work and their level of engagement. The study is repeated on a yearly basis in order to track developments in employees' perceptions and measure the effects of actions carried out.
Workplace safety and diversity
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"Moving Forward Together, Your Voice for Action"
This survey has been conducted each year since 2013. It is aimed at measuring the commitment of Group employees and canvassing their opinions about well-being in the workplace. 90% of employees took part this year, demonstrating their interest and confidence in the approach. The commitment rate worldwide increased compared to 2015, totaling 80%.
Pride at belonging to the Group, the importance of quality in Michelin products and services, the overriding concern for employee safety and confidence in the future are the points of excellence revealed by the study
Sharing results is an opportunity to engage in dialogue and to collectively consider concrete actions, which can then be implemented at all levels - team, site, country and Group.
The survey will be carried out on an annual basis.