OFFERING OUR STAFF A WORKING ENVIRONMENT CENTRED ON PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
Our employees are essential stakeholders in our transition towards more sustainable agri-food production models. Empowering them to thrive in a working environment conducive to developing their skills is an important factor in staff engagement with our shared venture. The transfer of expertise also contributes to protecting and sharing the world’s dairy cultures, a key component of our company mission.
Lactalis also strives to offer its employees a pleasant, inclusive and supportive working environment because diversity is part of our DNA. The initiatives are multiple: ‘DuoDay’ in France enabling employees to show people with disabilities what they do, ‘StarT Program’ in Spain to facilitate the induction of new employees, charity fundraising with the Lactalis Canada DansepourDemain (Danse4Tomorrow) event to benefit the Kids Help Phone platform supporting young people’s mental health, or giving our volunteer Italian employees the chance to provide logistics support to Lactalis when collecting items for local foodbanks (Fondazione Banco Alimentare Onlus).
In 2021, the Group continued the international rollout of its employer brand, the #LactalisExperience. It is built on three pillars supported by the values of commitment, ambition and simplicity. It aims, first, to contribute to writing the story of a family venture across the world, founded on management that maximizes empowerment and a local focus; nearly 95% of our leadership positions are recruited locally, for action at grassroots level and alongside our stakeholders. And over 75% of these positions are filled via internal promotion, reflecting the company’s investment in its human capital.
It also sustains a joint passion for staple products and strong brands, maintaining dairy expertise around the globe: the passion for a dynamic and growing sector, whose attractiveness we uphold by offering over 6,600 professional opportunities to young people aged under thirty. Finally, it shares expertise via a community of internal trainers comprising 1,660 specialists committed to skill transfers; in France for example, they provided 46% of training in 2021.