The Law n°2013-504 of 14 June 2013, published in the Official Journal of 16 June 2013, establishes a duty for SA and SCA to organize the election or the appointment of employees' representatives in their boards of directors or supervisory boards. The companies and their direct or indirect subsidiaries of more than 5,000 permanent employees in France or 10,000 permanent employees worldwide are concerned.
The number or directors (or members of the supervisory board) representing the employees is at least equal to two in the companies in which the number of directors exceeds to twelve and at least one in the companies in which it is equal or below twelve. Those representatives shall take up their duties six months after the general shareholders' meeting implementing those modifications in the articles of association at the latest. Such shareholders' meeting shall itself occur in 2014 at the latest.