Research Services is responsible for negotiating and approving research-related contracts with outside parties. These contracts are not limited to sponsored research agreements, but also include the exchange of confidential information, data sets, research tools or materials, as well as conditions for research projects. Starting in 2020, a doctoral contract will be concluded for each new doctoral candidate. Societe Generale and UNI Global Union are advancing their agreement on human rights and freedom of association. The agreement applies to the group`s 147,000 employees in 67 countries. Staff are informed of all the details of this agreement. We are proud to continue our agreement with UNI Global Union. It reaffirms our commitment to respect for human rights in accordance with our code of conduct and our recognition of the fundamental principles and rights of the International Labour Organization in the workplace, including freedom of association. All the human teams of the Societe Generale Group around the world have worked hard to conclude the agreement that reflects the constructive social dialogue we conduct with the representatives of the thinking at Societe Generale. The Erasmus agreements allow two partner universities in the European Union to exchange students (student mobility). Outgoing students can receive financial assistance for their semester abroad. “This comprehensive and ambitious agreement confirms BNP Paribas` international social commitment and its desire to be an increasingly responsible employer to its employees,” said Yves Martrenchar, Director of Human Resources and member of BNP Paribas` Executive Committee.
It will help to improve the quality of life and working conditions at BNP Paribas, while being a source of performance for the group as a whole. UNI is the organisation of 20 million service sector workers worldwide and the agreement provides a platform and framework for dialogue between UNI and Telenor on workers` fundamental rights. “The value of global agreements in establishing social dialogue between workers and management is irrefutable,” said Teresa Casertano, Director of UNI ICTS. “We are pleased to work with Telenor and local unions to advance our relationship on the basis of mutual respect.” The framework agreement is another important step in the transformation that began two years ago. Its principles are disseminated and implemented by all the legal entities of the group. The document covers several areas, including specific commitments: the comprehensive framework agreement also covers the rights of trade unions and underlines our commitment to ensuring a positive working environment with the right to freedom of association, as well as a healthy reconciliation of work and private life, in line with the joint declarations previously signed with the UEWC. There is also a section on the ongoing promotion of a healthy and safe work environment and our commitment to responsible distribution. This agreement is consistent with our belief that rigorous compliance and ethics are essential to ensure the sustainability of businesses.
Implementation of the agreement will be overseen jointly by our headquarters and UNI, which will meet once a year to discuss progress. (Fornebu, February 14, 2020) The agreement underlines the commitment of both parties to address worker issues and includes the more than 20,000 Telenor employees in 9 countries. With provisions on equal opportunities and the protection of recognition by trade unions, the global agreement builds on previous pacts between the 20 million member services trade union and the Norwegian telecommunications company, signed in 2013 and 2015. Societe Generale was the first French bank to sign a global human rights agreement in 2015 and to implement a comprehensive social framework with uni-Union. “At Telenor, we always strive to have good mechanisms to foster a good dialogue between the social partners who work within our organization.