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Brussels, 8 March 2022 - After receiving several awards for its policies on diversity and inclusiveness, VINCI Energies in Belgium in 2022 will keep focusing on equal workplace opportunities. As such, the specialist in digital transformation and energy transition is launching the second edition of its 'Women in technology' campaign, to further increase the number of female employees.
In 2021, VINCI Energies in Belgium hired 300 new employees. These new recruits, mainly in technical positions, will start working in their respective regions in one of the 20 branches of VINCI Energies in Belgium, substantially strengthening the regional representation. At the same time, the company demonstrates its focus on more gender equality in technical sectors with almost 20% of the new recruits being women. Under the banner of ‘Women in Technology’, the ambition is to further increase this figure significantly with the 300 still open positions.
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IZEN, the brand of VINCI Energies in Belgium that focuses on 100% smart energy, is teaming up with Solenco to facilitate total energy solutions in European buildings. Solar PV and hydrogen storage are natural allies to generate, store and use energy sustainably and free of CO2. IZEN and Solenco provide buildings with green energy in a smart and autonomous way all year round with solar panels and the Solenco PowerboxTM.
In Gosselies, right next to Charleroi airport, the new regional branch of VINCI Energies Belgium was brought into use. The site will be the Wallonian base of operations for several of the Group's brands. These brands also managed a large part of the technical installation works. The building, designed by ASSAR Architects and inspired by the VINCI Energies logo, currently houses 280 employees, but foresees growth possibilities for up to 400 employees. Adding the staff working on construction sites, more than 700 people will be linked to this branch. In addition to the building's capacity, the focus is also on the latest innovations in terms of renewable energy. The investment underlines VINCI Energies Belgium's growth ambitions and its belief in the region.
As of March 8, International Women's Day, VINCI Energies in Belgium will put fifteen female employees in the spotlight on all its channels for a whole year under the name 'Women in Technology'. During an interview, these women tell their personal stories about the technical jobs they pursue in a sector that is traditionally characterized by men. The goal of the company is to eliminate existing stereotypes.
VINCI Energies in Belgium has received the 'Employer ready for the future of work' label from Agoria. The label, which is part of the technology federation's 'Be the change' charter, is the recognition of VINCI Energies' commitment to adapting its personnel policy to the challenges of tomorrow's labor market. In this way, VINCI Energies also proves that it has a clear plan and takes measures to guarantee its people a bright future on the one hand, but also to present a long-term vision to new employees on the other hand.
VINCI Energies Belgium has acquired Legendre Conveyors located in Groot-Bijgaarden. The family business, specialised in transport systems and line management, is now part of the Industry & Software Solutions division of VINCI Energies Belgium. With this acquisition, VINCI Energies Belgium strengthens both its position in the beverage market and its expertise in filling and packaging lines.