Safran signs agreement with Agefiph to support employment of disabled persons

Safran signed a group-wide agreement on May 21, 2010 with Agefiph, the French fund management association for the professional integration of disabled persons. The two-year agreement defines Safran's objectives to support the employment of disabled persons. Safran aims to recruit 146 disabled persons by March 2012.

Paris, June 8, 2010

Safran signed a group-wide agreement on May 21, 2010 with Agefiph, the French fund management association for the professional integration of disabled persons. The two-year agreement defines Safran's objectives to support the employment of disabled persons. Safran aims to recruit 146 disabled persons by March 2012.

Over the last few years, the Safran group has actively supported diversity, considered a key performance factor for the Group. Safran has also confirmed its commitment to supporting equal opportunity and fighting against all forms of discrimination. For example, Safran has taken a proactive stance to promote the employment of disabled employees.

The agreement signed by all Safran group companies with Agefiph breaks new ground at several levels: it concerns all Group sites in France, spanning 66 facilities and 22 companies; and it is based on an innovative configuration, with the deployment of a Group-wide action plan alongside specific plans implemented by each company.

By drawing up their own action plans, each Group company was able to define its own objectives for the next two years, in line with Safran's corporate approach, ensuring the involvement of all stakeholders.

The agreement between Safran and Agefiph also reflects a joint commitment by all Safran companies, plus the sharing of best practices across the Group.

Actions to be implemented in the coming two years focus on five priority objectives:

  • Hiring disabled persons (with the aim of adding 146 by March 2012).
  • Retaining disabled persons in their jobs.
  • Supporting disabled persons in the work environment.
  • Collaborating with sheltered workshops and similar facilities.
  • Raising awareness of these issues through both inhouse and external communications.

The agreement clearly reflects the proactive policy applied by Safran and its companies in terms of hiring and retaining disabled persons, and in more general terms supporting diversity in the workplace.

Safran will also call on various organizations that provide support for its policy, including specialized networks that are partially financed by Agefiph, such as Cap Emploi, Sameth and VAT.

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Agefiph is the French fund management association for the professional integration of disabled persons. It provides both consulting and support services for disabled persons, employers and professionals in the field, with the support of a network of partners.
Agefiph is a state-supported organization. In 2009, it carried out 210,025 support and aid actions benefiting disabled persons, 8% more than in 2008, and 106,918 actions concerning businesses.
www.agefiph.fr

Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace (propulsion and equipment), Defence and Security. Operating worldwide, the Safran group has 55,000 employees and generated sales exceeding 10.4 billion euros in 2009.
Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. The Group invests heavily in Research & Development to meet the requirements of changing markets, including expenditures of 1.1 billion euros in 2009.
Safran is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris and its share is part of the SBF 120 and Euronext 100 indexes.

Contact Presse Agefiph :
Ghislaine CRISTOFOLETTI
Tel +33 (0)1 46 11 00 69
g-cristofoletti@agefiph.asso.fr

Contact Presse Safran:
Catherine MALEK
Responsable Relations Presse
Tél +33 (0)1 40 60 80 28
Fax +33 (0)1 40 60 80 26
catherine.malek@safran.fr

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