PSA Peugeot Citroën strengthens measures to promote employment of the disabled

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04/03/2011 | Paris, 4 March 2011

PSA Peugeot Citroën strengthens measures to promote employment of the disabled and confirms commitment to integrating disabled persons within the Group

PSA Peugeot Citroën management and five labour unions signed a fourth agreement on the integration of disabled persons within the Group on 24 February 2011, paving the way for new types of action and mprovement measures. The new agreement covers the period from 2011 to 2013.

Four main avenues were identified:

  • Integrate disabled persons more effectively

On 28 January 2011 PSA Peugeot Citroën signed a partnership agreement with three associations specialised in the recruitment and employment of disabled persons: IHY-CAP EMPLOI 78, ARPEPH'J and TREMPLIN ENTREPRISES.

Since 2009, the organisation of speed interviewing events in which specific jobs are offered to students with a recognised disability have led to the recruitment of 15 individuals under apprenticeship contracts.
More events will take place in 2011, supported by renewed hiring within the Group.

  • Promote the recognition of disabilities, pursue measures to adapt jobs and develop assistance for disabled individuals

Ongoing efforts are made to adapt and facilitate jobs for disabled persons, by fitting out workstations, for example, or modifying working conditions. To date, 191 manufacturing positions have been adapted.
The 2011-2013 agreement also maintains different types of direct assistance to disabled persons (or to employee households with a disabled individual), such as special equipment for personal vehicles.
Although perceptions of disabilities in the workplace have evolved significantly over the past few years, there is still room for improvement. For this reason, awareness campaigns are regularly carried out within the Group.

  • Improve disability access to Group facilities

Since 2006, Group facilities have been able to audit and monitor their accessibility using the method developed by Accèsmétrie. So far, 27 manufacturing and non-manufacturing facilities out of 40 have
conducted audits, generating more than €2.5 million worth of investments over three years to build access ramps, install audible signals for the visually impaired and make other improvements. A total of
180 outlets in the proprietary dealership network have implemented the approach as well.

· Maintain an active purchasing policy towards sheltered workshops

PSA Peugeot Citroën is the largest purchaser of manufactured goods from sheltered workshops and intends to remain so.

These four avenues play an active role in the Group’s commitment to responsible growth.

As a socially responsible company, PSA Peugeot Citroën has more than 6,000 employees with ecognised disabilities worldwide, including 5,100 in France.

In addition to these direct hires, the Group is France’s largest purchaser from sheltered workshops.
More than 1,900 disabled individuals work in these specialised enterprises, which rank among the roup’s suppliers. In 2010, PSA Peugeot Citroën purchases from employ-the-disabled organisations otalled €34 million in terms of value-added versus €31 million in 2009.

At the end of 2010, the percentage of disabled employees in the total workforce came to 7.9%, xceeding the legally mandated rate of 6%.
Meaningful social dialogue and the signature of three-year corporate agreements support this active olicy.

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