A brand of the Somfy Group
SIMU joined the Somfy Group in 1990. The SIMU brand focuses on the mid-range segment, providing manufacturers and installers of roller shutters, blinds and garage doors with an offer which supplements that of Somfy.
Present in 57 countries, Somfy is the world leader in the automation of doors and windows in homes and buildings with its offer of motors and control points, and is a key operator in the connected home sector.
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Governance structure and management system
The SIMU Chairman, General Manager and Management Committee are in charge of developing the strategy and managing the company’s key indicators and objectives. They are responsible for its development and for conveying a quality image to personnel, social partners, the authorities, customers and suppliers.
They pick up the expectations of the Somfy Group shareholders and governance by participating at the various strategic committee and management board meetings, and also through corporate communications for all of the Group’s entities: the Somfy business model, the Group’s “Believe and Act” strategic plan, the Somfy code of ethics, web conferences, etc.
In general, the rules governing team management are largely based on participation and empowerment. As such, great emphasis is placed on the autonomy of the participants and operation in project mode. The managerial levels are deliberately limited and management is based on visual management tools for fast, effective collective decision-making.
Gender equality index
Declared an important national priority for his five-year mandate by the President of the French Republic and stoutly defended by the Government, gender equality in the workplace requires mobilisation on the part of everyone.
This commitment led to the introduction of a gender equality index on 1 January 2019 for legal entities having over 250 employees. As of 2020, companies with over 50 employees are also concerned. The index is composed of five indicators enabling each company to measure its progress, with the minimum expected score being 75/100.
The score obtained and published by SIMU in 2021 for 2020 is 41.
This score, well below the 2019 (89/100) and 2018 (79/100) results, can be explained in particular by our changes in internal organization, namely the voluntary departure of a woman CODIR member and the change of position of a woman manager.
However, SIMU remains a company that values balance in all its forms between Women and Men and our desire is to significantly improve this score in 2021. For this, meetings with unions and employee representatives are scheduled in 2021. to follow the Gender Equality Agreement.