The new study from the Vigeo Eiris institute is a survey of the social footprint of Disneyland® Paris. Here’s a summary of the study’s findings.
In 2013, Disneyland Paris selected the firm Vigéo Eiris, an independent non-financial rating agency, to assess its national social and societal impact. Completed in December 2015, the Vigeo Eiris study considers almost 25 years of job creation and the development of a unique social model, and the resulting benefit for its employees and the community. The study also focuses on several possibilities for continuing innovation in social policies for the next 10 years.
To reach this result, the company based its initiatives on its four strategic pillars as a reference employer:
- Job creation: each year, Disneyland Paris recruits approximately 8,000 employees for diverse positions, regardless of difficult economic times in France. Since 1992, 15,000 direct, indirect, or induced jobs have been created.
- Long-term and development-focused career paths: 85% of jobs are open-ended contracts. A considerable investment is made in continued training (over three times the legal minimum amount). Some 80% of managers come from internal promotions, and internal mobility is prioritised, as illustrated through initiatives such as move@dlp, a website dedicated to job postings for employees.
- A multicultural company that has developed a social model: The study highlights the unprecedented social and cultural diversity of Disneyland Paris, including its 500 different trades practiced by employees from 100 nationalities speaking 20 languages, as well as its proactive social policies, including the signing of 200 corporate agreements since its founding.
- Committed to high quality of life at work: Dining, entertainment, and on-site services all contribute to Cast Members’ well-being. Cast Members show their commitment and enthusiasm through participating in volunteer activities sponsored by the company: in 2015, 1,158 Disney VoluntEARS donated 15,769 hours in community service.