Founded in 2001, the group HR Path specialises in HR and HRIS solutions and employs 500 consultants in 4 areas of expertise: HR and HRIS consulting, implementation of HRIS, outsourcing of HR solutions, publishing and distribution of HR software.

  • Number of employees: 558 (FTE 2017)
  • Turnover: €69.3m (2017)
  • Investment date: March 2017

ESG Analysis

Materiality and practices put in place

Given the dynamics of its line of business, HR Path has been involved in a job creation process for the past few years. In 2017, the Group created 82 new jobs.

As part of the “Agile Enterprise” approach adopted by HR Path, which promotes employee autonomy and initiative, the Group’s capital was opened up to employees on each of the five capital increases.

This approach also consists in maintaining a low level of hierarchy and a high transparency in communications so as to favour smooth labour relations. The quarterly visit of the founding directors to each of the HR Path sites to share the Group’s news is an example of this.

Source: Activa Capital ESG survey 2017

Spotlight on a project relating to the SDGs

Positive contribution toward SDG 3: good health and well-being for everyone

As a result of an employee initiative, HR Path has developed a donation module (“rounded solidarity”) in the payroll software designed and marketed by the Group, that enables employees to round-down their monthly net income and give the difference to an association.

For this first year, the Group has begun to deploy this tool internally and today nearly 20% of HR Path employees use this form of collaborative sponsorship. In addition, HR Path has put in place a contribution that is added to the donations of its employees.

Employee donations are donated to a charity (Petit Coeur de Beurre) that works for people born with congenital heart disease and their families.

P ositive contribution towards SDG 10: reducing inequality

Following the MySezame training deployed by Activa Capital, HR Path accelerated the project to set up a corporate foundation, a budget of €100,000 was allocated in 2017 for a launch planned for 2018. The objective of the Foundation is the integration through sport of young people in difficulty.

Source: Activa Capital ESG survey 2017

We decided to create a foundation that provides opportunities to young people in difficulty. The aim is to identify young people who are on a troubled path and bring them professional success through the conduit of studies and sport.

Cyril Courtinet & François Boulet
Co-founders of the group


  • +82 Total organic job creation since Activa Capital’s investment
  • 15% % of employee shareholders
Today, more than 15% of employees have invested in the group’s capital. For us, this is a very strong indicator of employee loyalty as those who decide to invest their money in the group testify to their faith in HR Path’s long-term project. For us it is really a very positive element.

Chloé Philibert

Key indicators

  • 20% of employee sponsors via the rounded-down monthly salary
  • 100 K€ HR Path Corporate Foundation Budget (2018)

SDG Exposure

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