Our culture of operational excellence is reflected in exceptional quality standards that meet the demands of global automakers, and also in a strong social and environmental commitment upheld by our teams working on the ground.
Valeo’s culture is based on five Values:
These Values are shared by all our employees in all countries where the Group operates.
Valeo’s “5 Axes”
- Involvement of Personnel
- Total Quality
- Constant Innovation
- Supplier Integration
- Valeo Production System
The “5 Axes” are the cornerstone of our culture of operational excellence and enable us to satisfy the needs of our customers around the world. At all our sites, Valeo applies this methodology, based on continuous improvement and Total Quality, at every level and at the best cost.
This attitude is based on the “San Gen Shugi” method ("3 reals" in Japanese"). This is a logical approach to problem-solving based on a concrete analysis of what really happens on the production line. It is characterized by three attitudes:
- Gen-ba ("real place"): understanding what is really happening by going to observe the action in-situ (more effective than reading a report).
- Gen-butsu (("real part"): seeing and analyzing parts or services supplied (good and bad) and focusing on issues that generate non-quality.
- Gen-jitsu (("reality”): using facts and figures to gain a better understanding of the reality on the ground.
When seeking to fill a post, whether from inside or outside the Group, Valeo’s 20 skills form the shared language we use to assess applicants. They also serve as the basis for the performance appraisal and allow us to support the personal development of our employees all around the world.
14 general skills
- Commitment to Valeo Values
- Results driven
- Ability to adapt
- Interpersonal skills
- Application of the “5 Axes” and of the Health, Safety and Environment policies
- Customer focus (internal and external)
- International mindset
- Problem solving
- Dealing with organization
- Project management
- Budget management
6 leadership skills
- Strategic view
- Mobilizing teams
- “San Gen Shugi” attitude
- Leading by example
- Developing one’s team and oneself
- Driving performance