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Commitment to Gender Parity Delivers Concrete Results at the Renault-Nissan Alliance

PARIS, October 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Women make up 15% of Renault's key global executive positions
  • Percentage of women in Renault's new car sales workforce in France has doubled since 2009
  • Percentage of women at senior-management level at Nissan globally jumps 75% compared with three years ago

The Renault-Nissan Alliance's commitment to gender parity has resulted in significant advancements for women at both Renault and Nissan.

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The Alliance provides an annual update on gender parity during the Women's Forum for the Economy and Society, an international conference that takes place Oct. 10-12 in Deauville, France. The yearly gathering aims to level the playing field for women in industry, academia, politics and society.

Among the 2012 findings at Renault and Nissan:

● Two out of Renault's 10-member executive committee are women, giving Renault one of the highest percentages of women at the senior executive management level in the global automotive industry. These executives are Marie-Françoise Damesin, Executive Vice President of Human Resources; and Mouna Sepehri, Executive Vice President of the Office of the CEO.

● Women make up 15% of Renault's key global executive positions.

● Women make up 17% of Renault's total workforce and 14% of Renault's manufacturing workforce.

● In new car sales, women account for 34% of the workforce in France, more than double compared to 2009. Renault aims to have women account for 50% of all new sales jobs.

● In France, Renault's entry-level brand Dacia has already accomplished its goal of hiring women for half of all new sales jobs. In 2012, 80% of all new sales recruits were women.

● Renault has developed 'Women@Renault,' an internal professional network with 3,300 members and local communities in 11 countries. The network is part of Renault's broader corporate social responsibility strategy to strengthen gender diversity across all functions globally.

● Women account for 7% of senior-level managers at Nissan globally, up compared to 4% in 2009.

● At Nissan in Japan, women comprise 4% of senior-level managers, up from 3% a year ago.

● In Japan, women account for 6.7% of manager-level positions and higher, compared to an average of 2.9% for Japanese companies with 5,000 employees and more, according to the Japan Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

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Mia Nielsen

SOURCE Renault-Nissan Alliance