Capgemini is a global leader in consulting, digital transformation, technology and engineering services. The Group is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms.
Being an LGBT Ally at Work
Capgemini’s team is spread across 42 countries, but we all share our seven Values, chosen by our founder Serge Kampf. These Values are central to our culture and identity, guiding and inspiring us in our daily business practices. Listening to our customers, not overselling, declaring any conflict of interest are just few things that we do to be ethical.
In 2010, we set up a formal Ethics program at Capgemini, with our Values at its core. This extensive program was crucial for the success of a diverse, decentralized Group like ours. Since then, it has helped us to become one of the most trusted and respected companies in the world, being recognized as One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere® Institute nine years in a row.
HONESTY, loyalty, integrity, uprightness, a complete refusal to use any underhanded method to help win business or gain any kind of advantage. Neither growth, nor profit nor independence have any real worth unless they are won through complete honesty and probity. And everyone in the Group knows that any lack of openness and integrity in our business dealings will be penalized at once.
BOLDNESS, which implies a flair for entrepreneurship, and a desire to take considered risks and show commitment (naturally linked to a firm determination to uphold one’s commitments). This is the very soul of competitiveness: firmness in making decisions or in forcing their implementation, an acceptance periodically to challenge one’s orientations and the status quo. Boldness also needs to be combined with a certain level of prudence and a particular clear sightedness, without which a bold manager is, in reality, merely dangerously reckless.
TRUST, meaning the willingness to empower both individuals and teams; to have decisions made as close as possible to the point where they will be put into practice. Trust also means giving priority, within the company, to real openness toward other people and the widest possible sharing of ideas and information.
FREEDOM, which means independence in thought, judgment and deeds, and entrepreneurial spirit, creativity. It also means tolerance, respect for others, for different cultures and customs: an essential quality in a Group of over 200,000 people of around 120 different nationalities.
FUN, means feeling good about being part of the company or one’s team, feeling proud of what one does, feeling a sense of accomplishment in the search for better quality and greater efficiency, feeling part of a challenging project.
MODESTY, that is simplicity, the very opposite of affectation, pretension, pomposity, arrogance and boastfulness. Simplicity does not imply naivety (simple does not mean simpleton!); it is more about being discreet, showing natural modesty, common sense, being attentive to others and taking the trouble to be understood by them. It is about being frank in work relationships, loosening up, having a sense of humor.
TEAM SPIRIT, meaning solidarity, friendship, fidelity, generosity, fairness in sharing the benefits of collective work; accepting responsibilities and an instinctive willingness to support common efforts when the storm is raging.
Coming Out At Work
Working at Capgemini
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Capgemini is a place where different people come together as one team, get creative and deliver results. We like to learn from each other and have fun in the process. Find out what makes us Capgemini.
As business models go, we’re big admirers of the beehive. It’s all about collaboration, you see. Everyone here works together to achieve a common goal in creating better change for our clients. But we also respect each other’s individuality. Because that’s what adds value to the team.
Diversity is deeply engrained in our culture. Not purely because we’re present in over 40 countries with employees speaking more than 100 different languages. But for us, diversity goes further and encompasses many more dimensions such as gender, disability, ethnicity, age and lifestyle.
Passion, Creativity, Innovation
Our teams don’t just read up on the latest technology trends, they create and influence them too. They’re also usually some of the first ones to play around with cutting-edge technology that lead to great ideas.
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Diversity & Inclusion
We believe working with talented individuals from different backgrounds and points of view is a strategic advantage and an ongoing opportunity. Diversity enriches our creative solutions and adds value for our clients.
Our presence in more than 40 countries with employees representing 120 nationalities and speaking more than 100 different languages gives us a wealth of cultural diversity. Our diversity has many facets: gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, age and lifestyle. Our definition also includes dimensions such as experience, personality, communication and working styles, all of which contribute to our diversity of thought.
LGBT experiences at work
Why diversity is important to us
Our differences are a source of innovation and inspiration. They enable us to generate new ideas, anticipate market trends and be thought leaders in our chosen markets. Having a diverse workforce:
• Equips us to understand today’s global marketplace and creatively respond to our clients’ needs
• Creates an international platform that enriches our offering and services, and underpins the Collaborative Business Experience®
• Helps us to better understand and adapt to the societies in which we operate
OUTfront – Our Capgemini UK LGBT+ Employee Network
Supporting LGBT+ colleagues and changing perceptions
We are very proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer for the third consecutive year and Stonewall Diversity Champion, working to create an inclusive, safe and supportive workplace environment for all of our employees.
Our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender plus (LGBT+: we use the plus (+) to ensure that we are inclusive of all identities) network OUTfront supports our Active Inclusion ethos, to drive an organisation that is more inclusive and better equipped to support colleagues and clients in an increasingly diverse global marketplace.
OUTfront is open to all colleagues who are interested in supporting the LGBT+ community. This includes OUTfront Allies: team members who are committed to ensuring that we work in a respectful environment and support the LGBT+ community in challenging homophobia, biphobia and transphobia, and by educating others on the importance of inclusion.
“The training, networking and development opportunities I get through OUTfront have been the most valuable elements of Capgemini’s support. These opportunities have allowed me to reflect on what it means to be LGBT+ in the workplace. I now better understand the challenges that can still be faced when it comes to diversity and inclusion, and how I can help influence that situation in my everyday work.”
Richard, PMO Manager