4 CSR AND NON-FINANCIAL INFORMATION - Attracting, developing and retaining talents
Employee status and fluctuations in numbers As of December 31, 2019, the Group had 3,965 employees, a sharp increase compared with 2018 (+11.9%). This growth, although
observed across all regions where the Group operates, is mainly due to the consolidation
of Gulf Energy and the KenolKobil Group, which operate in 6 East African countries.
CHANGE IN NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES BY DIVISION AND BY REGION Number of employees
Rubis Terminal (storage)
433 273 160
410 260 150
Rubis Énergie (distribution/support and services)
+12.6% +9.2% +6.4% +20.1% +22.2% +11.9%
4.3.1 PROMOTING DIVERSITY
AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
Diversity and inclusion are part of the Group’s DNA. They represent an asset to the Company and a key to the effectiveness of its teams. Rubis has committed to outlaw any discrimination based on origin, religion, gender or sexual orientation, state of health and/or disability, political opinions, religious beliefs or family situation. These values are
clearly stated in its Code of Ethics. To ensure that everyone is protected against potential discrimination, a workplace whistleblowing system is being gradually rolled out in Group subsidiaries (Rubis Integrity Line), so that any situation undermining the Group’s values can be flagged. The Integrity Line enables all Group employees, as well as external and temporary workers, to report any such
situation in a secure way via a website (see section 126.96.36.199). Since combating discrimination corresponds to a major social issue, the Group has set itself the target of zero discrimination in all cases reported, notably via its ethics hotline.
188.8.131.52 GENDER EQUALITY IN THE WORKPLACE
RISKS In an industrial environment where most employees are assigned to operational tasks, with hours and working conditions that can sometimes be difficult, the Group’s
headcount has historically been dominated by men. In line with its principles of non- discrimination and convinced that lack of diversity is damaging to value creation, the
Group has set up initiatives to bring out talent without any gender distinction.
GENDER BREAKDOWN WITHIN THE GROUP AS OF 12/31/2019