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About Societe Generale

We’re a leading European financial services group with a global presence across 61 countries and 133,000 employees.

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What we stand for

We were founded on entrepreneurial spirit and innovation 150 years ago. Fast forward to today and we’re a pioneer of positive impact finance. Put simply, we use finance as a tool to bring about positive transformation across the industries in which we support our clients do business in. As a result, we’re contributing to the development of industrial adventures to tackle the environmental, social and governance challenges of our time.

Why join us

Our approach to diversity and inclusion is to value differences. Our people, who come from all groups and backgrounds, have access to equal opportunities. We value a workplace culture which enables our staff to bring their whole selves to work, to be inspired, to feel valued and to able to give their best. And we want to be an organization that reflects the diversity of the clients we serve and the society in which we operate.

Culture and values

Our corporate purpose gives us a clear direction to align all our HR goals: “Building together, with our clients, a better and sustainable future through responsible and innovative financial solutions.”

Amidst a competitive and fast-changing banking environment, Societe Generale has been working for the past five years to strengthen its culture based on its values, its Code of Conduct and its Leadership Model. The Group has established ethical principles and ensures that all employees in the company comply with them.

Equality and diversity

A proud signatory of HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter, we’re one of over 330 firms that have voluntarily committed to work together to build a more equitable and fair industry in terms of gender balance. We’re working hard to ensure success in delivering, not just the Charter’s targets, but in taking them a step further to embrace the spirit of them into our everyday actions across the bank.

Our approach to diversity and inclusion is to value differences. It’s about being an inclusive company where our people from all groups and backgrounds are treated fairly and have access to equal opportunities. As such it remains a significant area of focus for us across all our people touchpoints, from talent attraction, development and engagement through to retention. Indeed, one of our core values is Innovation, and as such we understand diversity of thought plays a significant part in enabling us to deliver creative, best in class solutions for our clients.

Inclusion is embedded in our organisational culture under our Life@Work framework, which pulls together various initiatives and practices and underpins our culture and working environment to support everyone to be their best selves in the workplace.

Our employee networks include Pride & Allies, Family, Be Me - Race Equity, Gender and TheWay, which is specifically for employees at the start of their career. Co-Chaired by senior leaders the networks provide a safe platform to bring together common interest groups with a desire to share their experiences and bring fresh ideas to ensure we continue to actively promote and develop our broader diversity and inclusion agenda.

Our strategy for all our networks revolves around three key pillars: 1) Networking & Influencing 2) Driving Cultural Change 3) Promoting broader collaboration and connection.

In August 2021 we signed the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter, an initiative designed to improve outcomes for ethnic minority employees in the UK by increasing opportunities in the workplace.