Our commitments to women & men

Our employees’ team spirit and engagement are core features of Groupe Beneteau’s strategy for sustainable growth.

In the boating industry, Groupe Beneteau stands out through the quality of the resources we allocate for training all our staff, whether they are on permanent or temporary contracts, in France and around the world.

The 2022 Sustainability Performance Report shows in details the actions taken by Groupe Beneteau and its subsidiaries.

Groupe Beneteau’s 6 employee commitments are:

  1. Supporting health and safety
  2. Training and developing skills
  3. Promoting equality of treatment
  4. Integrating new staff
  5. Enabling our managerial culture to evolve
  6. Ensuring workplace wellness and motivation
Commitment n°1 Supporting health and safety

Groupe Beneteau has set itself a target to continuously reduce the number of occupational accidents.

To ensure employee safety, the multi-year BSAFE plan has been adopted and rolled out at all Groupe Beneteau sites, in France and around the world. The BSAFE plan is focused on providing training for all employees, building awareness among management and employees, particularly with the safety dialogue approach, in addition to factoring in possible risks during production and eliminating them as from the product design phase.

The BSAFE plan has already made it possible to achieve a significant reduction in the level of accidents. More details are reported in the Annual Sustainability Performance Report.

Commitment n°2 Training and developing skills

Groupe Beneteau’s training plan is based around 3 components:

  • Specific technical know-how for building recreational boats
  • Managerial efficiency
  • Safety

The training programs include the successful transfer of technical know-how within its in-house training centers, as well as the acquisition of new skills thanks to courses developed in response to the Group’s needs in partnership with external training centers, schools and universities in each country where the Group is present.

The annual performance reviews make it possible to set up individual training programs and promote internal mobility.

Commitment n°3 Promoting equality of treatment

The Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct set out the framework of fundamental values and guiding principles.

They must be respected by each employee, each brand and each activity throughout the Group. These principles also apply to our suppliers, dealers and partners.

Check out the Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct (available in 5 languages)


Focus on the Gender Equality Index in France

Groupe Beneteau announces for its 3 French subsidiaries their scores relating to the French FY2023 index of equality between women and men:

  • Construction Navale Bordeaux increases its score by 1 point, from 93 to 94/100
  • SPBI S.A. releases a score of 89/100, similar to last year
  • BIO Habitat releases a score of 87/100 and up 3 points

More details are available on this page

Commitment n°4 Integrating new staff

The Groupe Beneteau’s ambitious recruitment plans have led to 1,073 permanent hires worldwide, 106 work-study students in France, and more than 96,000 hours of training, i.e. more than 12 hours per employee.

More than 90% of recruitments have focused on the Boat business, with half covering operator profiles and half for employees, technicians, supervisors and managers.

To facilitate the welcome and onboarding of new staff, each subsidiary has put in place an onboarding program and pathway, covering both permanent and temporary staff, working with the in-house training centers, which provide the technical and safety courses.

Commitment n°5 Enabling our managerial culture to evolve

Transforming the organization requires to also change the managerial culture.

In 2023, Groupe Beneteau carried out a survey with all its staff to collect their opinions, and its findings highlighted the need for our managerial culture to evolve.

Since then, a global action plan has been launched to build the frame of reference for managerial behaviors and adapt the manager training plan.

Commitment n°6 Ensuring workplace wellness and motivation

The internal opinion survey in 2023 found that 80% of staff feel proud to work for Groupe Beneteau.

The well-being-at-work project is structured around 5 priority issues:

  • Pursue our efforts on the strong points already validated
  • Improving working conditions and resolving resource/tool issues
  • Pay particular attention to our most experienced employees
  • Reinforce our focus on quality and customer satisfaction
  • Strengthen field awareness and inter-departmental cooperation