French recycling company adopts ‘secularism charter’


Paprec, a recycling company in the northern Paris suburb of La Courneuve, became France’s first privately-owned business to adopt a so-called “secularism charter” on Tuesday, which forbids its employees from wearing religious symbols… For Petithuguenin, the company’s new charter is above all a political stand. He maintains that Paprec has never had any problems over religion or ethnicity in the past, saying that “it would be incompatible with the company culture”.

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