Founded in 1995 by Cristina Lunghi, the Arborus association, which celebrates its 25th birthday this year, works for gender equality and inclusion in the workplace on an international scale. In 2010, Arborus created an endowment fund to steer the implementation of the first label for international gender equality in the workplace: the *Gender Equality European & International Standard (GEEIS).
Now present in 37 countries, GEEIS has become the benchmark label not only for CAC 40 companies (Carrefour, Danone, EDF, Keolis, Legrand, L’Oréal, Orange, Safran, Sodexo), but also for non-French companies (Metro, Inditex) and SMEs (CAMFIL).
In 2019, Arborus launched the GEEIS-SDG Awards at the United Nations to reward the actions taken by companies that make equality the basis for their sustainable development activities.
Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 42 billion euros in 2018 and 147,000 employees worldwide at 31 December 2019, including 87,000 employees in France. The Group has a total customer base of 266 million customers worldwide at 31 December 2019, including 207 million mobile customers and 21 million fixed broadband customers. The Group is present in 26 countries. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services.
In December 2019, the Group presented its new “Engage 2025” strategic plan, which, guided by social and environmental accountability, aims to reinvent its operator model. While accelerating in growth areas and placing data and AI at the heart of its innovation model, the Group aims to be an attractive and responsible employer, adapted to emerging professions.
Orange is listed on Euronext Paris (symbol ORA) and on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN).