Swedavia named Diversity Leader among European companies

2022-11-22, kl. 12:25

Swedavia is among the European businesses perceived as leaders in their diversity work, according to a ranking published by the Financial Times on November 18. In the transport and logistics category, Swedish ranks second among Swedish companies.

For the second straight year, Swedavia has been named a Diversity Leader among businesses operating in Europe. Swedavia was ranked among 800 leading European businesses on diversity, according to a survey carried out by the Financial Times.

“We are convinced that diversity at all levels is enriching, and we work actively to create and maintain an inclusive corporate culture. Being named a Diversity Leader among the 20,000 European companies examined motivates us in our continued work to further enhance Swedavia’s position as an inclusive company that not only accepts but values people’s differences and varied perspectives. Diversity in gender age, ethnicity, functional impairment and sexual orientation is naturally something that needs to be seen in the organisation and in the composition of working groups at all levels – from operations working groups to management teams,” says Marie Wiksborg, director of Business Support at Swedavia.

The German electronics company Infineon tops the list of perceived diversity Europe among all sectors. The company signed the Diversity Charter in 2007 and has further developed its diversity strategy since then. Taking first place in the transport and logistics category is the Dutch company GVB, which operates public transport in Amsterdam. Among Swedish companies, Swedavia ranks second in the transport and logistics category.

Swedavia's Code of Conduct
Swedavia’s fundamental assumption is that all people are of equal value. That means Swedavia respects the personal dignity, integrity and rights of all people. All people receive equal treatment and equal opportunities, regardless of their age, gender, transgender identity or expression, ethnic identity, religion or other belief, functional impairment, sexual preference, political conviction or social status. All of Swedavia’s employees are free to join any association or organisation.

Swedavia works for sustainable development and sees how employees from a variety of backgrounds provide operations/the Group with human resources and business benefits. Swedavia’s objective is to achieve gender equality and have at least the same percentage of employees with a foreign background as is reflected in Sweden’s demographics.

We are convinced that diversity, gender equality and an inclusive culture contribute to increased creativity and our ability to develop and thus to the company’s competitiveness and attractiveness.

Our relation to one another is characterised by mutual respect and a shared sense of humanity. Each and every one of us can expect to be respected for who we are. No form of discrimination, harassment or retaliation is allowed, and everyone should feel welcome at Swedavia.