Founded in 1991, iliad is a telecommunication services company headquartered in France. The company serves 43 million broadband and mobile subscribers in France, Italy and Poland. iliad also operates a global internet backbone network, with 143,000 kilometres of optical fibre cables.
iliad demonstrates leading practice in its support for people with disabilities through its partnership with Le Cartable Fantastique, an organisation that develops software enabling children with dyspraxia to use their computer as easily as other students. iliad discloses the number of its employees with disabilities and organises trainings to make its workplace inclusive for employees with disabilities. It solicited feedback from people with visual impairments when developing its website and has several initiatives focused on people with disabilities. iliad also discloses employment in its main markets of operation.
iliad supports university research to develop software to support communication for people living with Rett syndrome and other disabilities. The company supports sustainable innovation by developing technology that recovers and reuses the excess heat generated from the cooling of its data centres.
While iliad demonstrates support for users with disabilities, no evidence was found of its support of digital opportunities for women and girls. The company can also show how it distributes the economic value it generates among stakeholders and the income taxes it pays in its countries of operations.
Little evidence was found of the company’s activities relating to open, inclusive and ethical innovation. iliad has an opportunity to strengthen its support for the tech innovation ecosystem through backing social start-ups. Furthermore, it can enhance transparency by reporting on the number of its women employees engaged in technical roles and how ethics are considered in its research and development (R&D) activities.
Core social indicators
The core social indicators assess societal expectations of business conduct that companies should meet if they aspire to be part of a system transformation that leaves no one behind.
iliad commits to respecting human rights and the ILO core labour rights. The company does not disclose a process to identify, assess and mitigate the salient human rights risks associated with its own operations and with its business relationships. The company has a grievance mechanism accessible to employees, however it is unclear if the mechanism is also accessible to external stakeholders.
iliad commits to respecting the health and safety of workers, but it does not require its business relationships to commit to the same. Furthermore, the company provides no information in relation to living wages, working hours or collective bargaining. In relation to workforce diversity, the company discloses employee numbers against age, gender and nationality for some of its employee categories, including board and management-level employees. However, it does not disclose employee numbers against these indicators of diversity for its entire workforce.
iliad has a policy prohibiting bribery and corruption and takes steps to identify and address bribery and corruption. The company has a whistleblowing system to report cases of corruption, but it is unclear if this mechanism is available to all stakeholders. iliad does not disclose any relevant information in relation to tax, such as income tax payments in individual tax jurisdictions. The company does not disclose a policy in relation to lobbying and political engagement. Specifically, it has no public statement indicating that it does not make political contributions, and it does not disclose its lobbying expenditures.