In 2017-2018, economic growth was accompanied by large-scale recruitment, a program that will continue throughout 2018-2019 and which is particularly challenging with respect to team-profile diversification. In addition, reflections initiatied in 2016-2017 on the style of management that could be adopted within the Group bore fruit in 2017-2018 with the implementation of several actions related to the Quality of Working Life.
The Grésivaudan Valley in France is the cradle of Soitec’s history, one of the most beautiful regions in the country, yet one of the most polluted. Soitec is therefore all the more attentive when it comes to the planet. Indeed, the Company found itself faced with extreme situations in this regard during the year just ended.
The products Soitec develops occupy a central position in the daily upheavals of life on the Planet in the medium term, the Company is exposed to a complex ecosystem with numerous customers and is positioned well upstream in the value chain, with specialized products made from rare resources.
In its interactions, Soitec strives to act on the global scale in accordance with its demanding social and ethical principles. In 2017-2018, Soitec notably reinforced its rules concercing issues, such as the fight against corruption and the protection of data and privacy. In addition, Soitec launched an extensive training program to initiate its employees in the Company's Code of good conduct to raise their awareness of busines ethics.