Gender equality

bioMérieux’s policy is based on Gender Equality Agreements that are renegotiated every three years. Thanks to these agreements, measures have been introduced to ensure equal pay and working conditions for women and men.

The most recent agreement on gender equality was signed unanimously in October 2017 for the 2018-2020 period. It focuses on training all internal stakeholders in order to prevent sexist comments and behavior and includes a gender equality training module for managers. In addition, this agreement includes specific provisions for employees undergoing fertility treatment. The Company has a non-discrimination policy stipulating that only relevant skills are taken into account when assessing an internal or external application for a management position.

The Women Ready for Leadership Diversity (WoRLD) network is open to all bioMérieux employees worldwide, both women and men. Created in 2013, it advocates for greater diversity in management positions in parallel to initiatives by the Human Resources Department.