Each brand has a well-defined identity, with a specific values which are reflected in the product offering, features and design, as well as in appropriate communication mechanics.
We remain convinced that our balanced business model, combining profitable growth and a resolutely responsible approach, creates value for all and plays a full part in our contribution to better living in households around the world.
Training is essential to the development of skills and consequently concerns all our employees. Nearly 61% of group employees (excluding Supor) attended at least one training course in 2016.
The Groupe SEB University has been a tremendous training resource for 25 years. It provides our French and international employees with high-level training, notably in leadership, digital technology and "business line" skills in sales and marketing. The various courses are also available in e-learning versions.
Among our e-learning programs, the Digital Academy course has been taken by 2,450 managers at the group to develop their digital skills. Their feedback has been extremely positive.
Internal promotions are also a priority for the group. In 2016, 90% of our key positions were held by people from our teams and over two-thirds of managerial positions were filled internally.