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Car giant accelerates progress in gender diversity

The percentage of women employees at both Renault and Nissan has increased from a year ago - particularly in manager-level positions - following the car giant launching numerous programmes globally and particularly in its “home markets” to recruit, retain and advance women.

At Renault, 22% of global key positions are held by women while Nissan Japan has more than triple the national average percentage of women.

Renault aims to have women account for 30% of engineering or technical positions and 50% of sales positions worldwide by 2016. It also aims to have women account for 25% of its key global positions by next year.

At Nissan, women accounted for 11.7% of manager-level positions globally in fiscal year 2014, up from 10.6% in fiscal year 2013. In Japan, women at Nissan accounted for 8.2% of such positions, up from 7.1% in the previous year and more than 5 times higher than 2004.

Nissan remains an industry benchmark in its home market of Japan, with the percentage of its women managers more than triple the national average for large manufacturers. Nissan’s goal is to have women represent 10% of managers in Japan and 14% of all management positions globally by 2017.

The Renault-Nissan Alliance, one of the world’s largest car groups, says it is making this progress through a variety of programmes including its Women@Renault internal support and career network and Nissan's “Ladies First” retail programme in Japan (which are dealerships managed and staffed mostly by women).

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