Taking a leading role  in reform

We have embarked upon a bold and ambitious set of targets and are committed to creating teams that represent the society in which we live. We draw on the rich talent, life experience and backgrounds that individuals have to offer.

We define Inclusion and Diversity as the framework that allows everyone to realize their true potential within a group, while being respected and feeling free to express their ideas and their singularities, no matter if it is religion, gender, age, national origin, educational background, mental and physical disabilities or sexual orientation.

Setting high standards

  • As part of signing up to France Invest’s gender diversity charter, 25% of our Investment Committee must be female by 2030, rising to 30% by 2035, with women comprising 40% of investment teams by 2035.
  • We have been awarded the EDGE ASSESS level one certification. EDGE measures and assesses commitment to gender equality. As part of the certification process, we are analyzing potential wages gaps within Ardian’s global operations. We will also publish a policy on equivalent work for equivalent pay, and a flexible working policy by 2021.

Ardian Women’s Club

  • The Ardian Women’s Club was launched in May 2018 by and for women of Ardian, to create a mutual support network for them to share their experiences and knowledge. Among the various actions proposed by the Club, it provides volunteers to act as mentors to its members, more than 40 of whom are now receiving a one-year program of one-to-one support and advice. On top of this program, a new concept of mentoring has been recently launched and will be covering themes such as career development, management, empowerment and work-life balance.

Ardian Foundation

The Ardian Foundation supports diversity and equal opportunities, inclusion and social mobility around the world.

  • The Foundation, which in 2020 celebrated its 10th anniversary, supports 39 partner charities globally, all of which focus on providing educational opportunities and work skills to disadvantaged children and young people.
  • In April 2020, the Foundation created a dedicated fund of €180,000, representing 10% of its annual budget, to help the organizations we support and their beneficiaries withstand the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Maria Stasse
Co-Head of Human Resources, Ardian

"The HR team is leading Ardian’s work on implementing a new Inclusion and Diversity policy within the company and is benefiting from the full support of the Executive Committee, which is essential on this topic. We developed an I&D Charter, which sets concrete and measurable objectives to be reached by 2022, along with local action plans deployed by Diversity Committees created in our main offices.
We have an ambitious roadmap but we know that results will not come instantly. It requires a long-term vision and commitment to change the way we recruit and integrate people into the workforce from all walks of life and with a wide variety of experiences, and social and educational backgrounds."

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Sustainability Report 2020
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