Valérie Martin is the Vice-President of Communications and Culture at the ALDO Group. Valérie is responsible for leading Global Communications, Corporate PR/Public Affairs, Sustainability, Community Engagement, Learning & Development, Change Management, Events & Recognition, and Corporate Branding. A strong guardian of the ALDO Group’s company culture, Valérie has been a key player in creating and nurturing a unique experience and environment that resonates with associates today.
Her accomplishments include introducing innovative perks such as an on-site community garden to a cutting-edge wellness program. She also built a global volunteering program, offering associates time-off to volunteer every year for a cause they are passionate about. This initiative increased the ALDO Group’s volunteering participation by 5 times in only three years. Her dedication to fostering a positive working environment and her collaborative leadership style is what has made these initiatives come to life. Valérie was part of the workgroup that defined the ALDO Group’s purpose — A journey to create a world of love, confidence, and belonging – and helped cascade it throughout the entire organization.
Valérie’s mandate has also been to create and implement innovative strategies to amplify the ALDO Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility priorities. Under her leadership, the ALDO Group is certified as the first fashion footwear and accessories company in the world to be climate neutral (scope 1 &2). On the people side, the organization implemented some progressive Work/Life integration policies and made Female Leadership a real priority.