Update: February 2024

Gender Equality Index


We are proud to announce that we have maintained our excellent score of 99/100 on the “Gender Equality Index" in France for this 2024 edition, confirming the Group’s on-going commitment to gender equity. For the third year in a row, Believe is setting up high industry standards in gender equity in full alignment with our CSR strategy: “Shaping Music For Good”. 

Gender Equality Index 2024 EN
Véronique Bouchard 2024

Achieving once again this encouraging score of 99/100 in France mirrors the continuous actions of both HR teams and managers to reduce potential gender gaps in all our processes. 

We also apply the principles of this gender index in all countries where Believe operates, closely monitoring salary gap and promotion, as well as the potential gender gap in terms of engagement and satisfaction thanks to our internal survey. Measuring gender gap in various dimension allow to raise awareness, take actions and continuously progress for gender equity, everyday!

Véronique Bouchard
VP RSE & Engagement Groupe Believe

The “Gender Equality Index” (“Index de l’Egalité professionnelle” in French) is an initiative of the French Government aiming at measuring gender equality and improving transparency.  

All companies with +50 employees must calculate their score out of 100 points through 5 indicators: 

  • Remuneration gap between women and men (40 points) 
  • Spread gap of individual salary increases (20 points) 
  • Spread gap of promotions (15 points) 
  • Number of female employees receiving salary increases upon return from maternity leave (15 points) 
  • Parity within the 10 highest salaries (10 points) 

After significant improvements since the launch of the index in 2019 (56/100), and thanks to a pro-active action plan, we had already reached the score of 99/100 in 2022 (2021 data) and maintained the score in 2023 (on 2022 data), 2024 (on 2023 data) in France. This is the result of an ambitious and continuous gender equity policy implemented throughout the organization with the full support of our managers. 

Believe is striving for gender equity to be a reality every day in all our offices and we are conscious that continuous improvements are needed all across the globe to keep the momentum. 

Our key achievements so far
  • Key data about Believe's Gender Equality Index

    99/100 in 2024

    + 43 points from 2019 to 2024

    • 56/100 in 2019 (data from 2018)
    • 90/100 in 2020 (data from 2019)
    • 97/100 in 2021 (data from 2020)
    • 99/100 in 2022 through 2024 (data from 2021 to 2023)
  • Key highlight of Believe's Action plan
    • Proactive female recruitment policy (including inTech)
    • Remuneration policy based on external and internal benchmarks and implementation of job architecture to guarantee equal pay
    • Controls on gender equity during annual salary and career reviews (pay rise, promotion, gap analysis)
    • A community of ambassadors for gender equity worldwide