PARIS — AccorHotels has pledged to achieve gender parity in management and reduce the pay gap between men and women at the Paris head office and in three other countries.
The Paris-based hotel company was selected as one of 10 corporations of the HeForShe Impact 10x10x10, an international solidarity movement for gender equality initiated by United Nations Women.
Accor aims to have women comprise 35 per cent of its management team by 2017. It also plans to reduce the pay gap between men and women, and sensitize its male staff on gender equality issues. “I am absolutely convinced that women should be free to have fulfilling careers and be given the same opportunities as men. I know that we have the resources and capacity to bring about real change. Our values, our human resources policy and the [Women At AccorHotels Generation], and our internal diversity network are the tools we are already using,” said Sébastien Bazin, chairman, CEO, AccorHotels.