In December 2016, AccorHotels was informed of the results of the tests carried out by the French Ministry of Labor, Employment, Vocational Training and Social Dialogue.
The results of these tests, which concerned 38 hotels in France, are clearly insufficient. They do not reflect the Group’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in both France and the rest of the world. Respect for the individual and equal treatment are part of our core values.
Above and beyond the existing programs, we reacted immediately in January 2017, by launching a complete action plan. It notably includes a new awareness raising campaign, tools for all the General Managers of the 1,635 AccorHotels establishments in France and a self-testing program which will be conducted during 2017. We shared this action plan with the Ministry and enriched it with the Ministry’s suggestions.
Our objective is to eradicate the differences in the treatment of applicants which were observed in these tests. We are determined to pursue our action plan in collaboration with the representative employee bodies, the Ministry and the other benchmark players in this field.
122 different nationalities are represented in our 1,635 hotels in France. AccorHotels is present in 95 countries across the world. Our history is built on the rich asset that all our employees represent, regardless of their origin, and we are proud of the diversity of our talents. Our corporate culture and our DNA both exemplify the values of respect and openness to all differences.