04/ Human resources
Sharing our values with our employees and making them more aware of what responsible development is all about is a very important goal for us. In the same way, personal development, listening and respecting differences are at the heart of Clarins human resource management.
Priority given to human resources management
Allowing everyone to reach his or her potential in harmony with the Group's values is at the heart of Clarins human resources management. New employees spend one week in a special training seminar. Then, a structured training policy within the company's university enhances the development of competencies around four objectives:
- Develop the potential and talents of everyone.
- Create a common knowledge base that includes behaviors and values.
- Improve the levels of competence and performance.
- Enhance communication and teamwork.
Clarins encourages mobility among the different brands and countries while cultivating a respect towards diversity and sensitivities. On-going internal communication also helps develop a sense of teamwork and motivation.
Sensitive to fundamental values
Over the years, the Group has made it a priority to sensitise employees and business partners to the idea of Responsible Development. On top of the specific training program, pertinent information is available on the company's intranet site for employees. Since January 2009, a monthly e-newsletter (translated into English) is sent to everyone.
An ethics charter has been developed for suppliers. Presentations are regularly given by the Responsible Development department to sensitise all of the Group's business partners in France as well as in the different subsidiaries who have designated a Responsible Development Coordinator for their market. Finally, a film highlighting Clarins commitments is available to learn more about the brand's action in terms of sustainable development.