Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, France, July 23, 2019

Gender Equality Index 2018 for Construction Navale Bordeaux & BIO Habitat

Groupe Beneteau announces for its French subsidiaries Construction Navale Bordeaux a score of 84/100, while BIO Habitat achieved a score of 77/100 for their index of equality between women and men at the end of 2018, as requested by the French law.

In october 2019, Construction Navale Bordeaux will propose a gender equality agreement. BIO Habitat will take action in order to lower the gaps relating to promotions and pay. 

The score of the Group's main subsidiary SPBI S.A. was published on March 1, 2019 with a ascore of 84/100.


The Gender Equality Index measures wage gaps between women and men to end the 9% of unjustified pay gaps between women and men in France.

The five indicators used by the French Government to construct the index and their respective weighting are:

  • the pay gap (40%),
  • the difference in the distribution of pay increases (20%),
  • the spread of promotions (15%),
  • the percentage of employees receiving a pay increase on their return from maternity leave (15%),
  • the number of women and men in the company top 10 wages (10%).



Women represent 26.5% of the total workforce (France, USA, Poland and Italy). This breakdown is consistent with data published by the French national statistics office (INSEE) for the manufacturing industry. 

In connection with its workplace equality agreements, Groupe Beneteau ensures that gender equality is respected through a benchmarked and detailed annual analysis, working with its employee representative partners, concerning the situations for men and women. Following this analysis, specific action plans have been rolled out to ensure gender equality.

In the US, the Marion plant organized a dedicated Women in Leadership training program to help them develop their management skills.

  • Eight women have been able to benefit from this training, based on one session per week over six weeks,
  • The satisfaction rate was 93%. 
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