Renault applies a method of ergonomic analysis to all its industrial sites worldwide.
In 2008 the company plans to pursue efforts to educate staff, to continuously improve workstations, to provide training in ergonomics for managers and to cut the number of job positions ranked as difficult through new projects.
Renault is developing a health policy for employees.
Employees undergo regular screening tests, e.g. for cardiovascular diseases. Renault also organizes information and training campaigns on themes including ergonomics, smoking, alcohol, drugs, healthy eating, obesity and the dangers of sunburn.
Renault set up a stress, anxiety and depression clinic in 1998. At end-2007, more than 64,000 tests – organized on a voluntary basis – had already been carried out, leading to action on an individual or collective basis. These actions included stress-education forums and courses to help the HR function identify people in difficulty.
The laboratory manages the Group's chemicals database, which provides the personnel concerned with valuable information for preventing health and environmental risks arising from Renault’s use of chemicals.
At the same time, the laboratory analyzes the physical and chemical environments. In 2007 it conducted 1,684 tests on air quality at workstations, and 1,800 analyses of physical environments (noise, etc.).
In 2007 as part of the agreement promoting the employment of disabled people, Renault pursued efforts to:
- educate managers and employees on disabled staff and the company agreement;
- recruit more disabled people;
- consolidate its partnership through a special plan to promote the professional insertion of disabled people;
- promote the integration of disabled young recruits and meet their requests concerning professional mobility;
- support job retention through the redevelopment of work stations.
In 2007 further to the commitments made to the French authorities and the publication of the Renault Driver's Charter, the Group pursued efforts to raise staff awareness. Initiatives taken to improve road safety included seven international e-quizzes (18,400 employees logged on) and training (almost 500 employees trained).