• The Alliance, global leader in electric vehicles with over 500,000 EV units sold worldwide, will provide a fleet of electric vehicles to transport delegates for the forum
  • Four Alliance executives will address the Global Meeting on diversity in the automotive industry, artificial intelligence, electric vehicles, connectivity and mobility services

PARIS / YOKOHAMA / TOKYO – Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, the world's largest automotive manufacturer and global leader in electric vehicles, today announces it is continuing its sponsorship of the Women's Forum Global Meeting, the world's leading platform featuring women's voices on major social and economic issues. The Global Meeting of the Women's Forum takes place in Paris on October 5 and 6, 2017, attended by more than 2,000 delegates at high-level plenaries and discussions.

Alliance Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn said: "The Alliance renewed its partnership with the Women's Forum. Fostering a diverse, multicultural workforce is key for a company to deliver its best results, and has always been a priority for the Alliance. We are fully engaged to continue promoting women advancement because it makes sense to our business."

During the Global Meeting, the Alliance, which recently reached the historic milestone of aggregate sales of 500,000 electric vehicles worldwide, will provide a fleet of 30 electric vehicles for delegate-shuttles between key venues, including Renault ZOE and Nissan LEAF.

Additionally, four senior executives from across the Alliance will participate in the forum:

  • Véronique Sarlat-Depotte, Purchasing Alliance Global EVP and Chairman & Managing Director of RNPO
  • Melissa Cefkin, Nissan Principal Scientist, Design Anthropologist
  • Béatrice Foucher, Renault VP Talent Management
  • Bruno Simon, Alliance Global Director Connected Vehicles and Mobility Services

Bruno Simon and Melissa Cefkin will share their expertise on connectivity and artificial intelligence. Béatrice Foucher will discuss her experience of working across borders and cultures and managing multi-generational teams in the automotive industry. Véronique Sarlat-Depotte will be a jury on a plenary debate on diversity programs.



Diversity Within the Alliance: Key Figures

Groupe Renault:  At the end of 2016, women accounted for 19% of the workforce (compared with 18.4% in 2014 and 10% in 2000) and 18% of white-collar managers. Female representation is measured at all levels of the Company. Renault exceeded its objective with 25.9% of key positions in the Group (approximately 2,000 positions) versus 24.2% in 2015 and increased the percentage of female Group Executive Committee members, 25% of whom are women (18.2% in 2015). Thanks to the Women@Renault empowering plan, in most of the countries where Renault operates, women can benefit from personal development measures, such as leadership training programs, mentoring or coaching to enhance their impact. The Women@Renault network currently has over 5,000 members in 14 countries, 25 percent of whom are men.

Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.: 10.1% of managerial positions in Japan are held by women in 2017, up from 9.1% in 2016. According to the 2016 statistics from Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, this figure compares favorably with the average of 4.2% for all Japanese manufacturers with 1,000 or more employees.  Women comprise 8.1% of higher-level managers in Japan in 2017, more than quadruple the 2% in 2008. As of April 2017, women held 14% of all the managerial positions at Nissan globally, up from 7% in 2008.

Mitsubishi Motors: 5.1% of executives in Japan are women. Mitsubishi Motors appointed the first woman vice president this year. The percentage of women at management level is about six times higher than it was 10 years ago. Mitsubishi Motors formulated an action plan to promote women's advancement and set a goal of 100 women working at management level by the end of fiscal 2020, compared to 55 today.



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