Today is the International Women's Day. This day is an important day at Vallourec because it gives us the opportunity to think about the value of diversity within the Group, and the role that each of us can play, individually or collectively, to call out bias, discrimination and stereotypes.
The 2022 theme, "#BreakTheBias" is a call to action to accelerate gender parity. Biases are the unconscious or implicit tendency to prefer one person, or group of people, over another and to attribute certain attitudes or stereotypes to them. And this has an impact on our decisions. Everyone has a role to play in shaping a world that is more diverse, equitable and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. We can choose to challenge stereotypes, to fight biases and discrimination.
We love this day at Vallourec. It is an excellent opportunity to mobilize our teams around the objectives of equal rights and opportunities for all women in society and in particular at Vallourec. In addition, studies, such as the Gender 3000 report by Credit Suisse, show that there is a positive correlation between increased diversity in leadership positions and company's performance.
On the agenda for 2022