Organization of work

The average work week is determined by applicable local law. It is less than forty hours in most of the subsidiaries in Europe Japan, Qatar and Australia. It is forty hours in the United States, China, Canada and most Asian and African countries. It is longer in Latin America (Argentina, Mexico, Brazil), in Turkey and in some Asian (India, South Korea) and African countries (South Africa, Equatorial Guinea, Morocco).

Depending on current local law, there are several programs that aim to create a better balance between work and private life and / or to encourage equal career opportunities. In France, teleworking was introduced in 2012. As of December 31, 2014, there were 346 teleworkers in the WHRS France perimeter, 36% of whom were men.

Table : Distribution of companies and employees

The sickness absenteeism rate is one of the indicators monitored in the WHRS:

Table : Sickness absenteeism rate

(1) Including nine Upstream, Refining & Chemicals and Marketing & Services companies in France.