For us at Ellevio social responsibility means to be a good citizen that together with partners, customers, authorities and other stakeholders drive the development of a sustainable energy system. We always takes into account the health, safety, well-being and equal opportunities of employees and others.
Equality and diversity
Ellevio considers diversity among employees to be an asset and works actively to increase diversity at the company, both in terms of skills, gender and ethnicity. We work to gradually achieve a more equal gender distribution across the company.
Ellevio’s equality targets are to:
- Maintain an equal distribution between men and women in the management team, it was 60 percent women in the beginning of 2020.
- Increase the number of female managers at the company, excluding the management team, it was 21 percent in the beginning of 2020.
- Increase the total number of women at the company, it was 31 percent in the beginning of 2020.
When it comes to ethnicity, we want to reflect wider society. Currently, 10.5 percent of our employees have a non-Swedish cultural background
Our social sponsoring
At Ellevio, we need to broaden our understanding of equality issues in order to achieve our goal of an equal workplace. To get new perspectives at equality issues we have initiated Switch – an equality initiative. We have chosen to collaborate with several organisations that work to ensure girls and boys have the same opportunities and conditions from the very beginning. These organisations adopt very different approaches, which we hope will lead to exciting and dynamic results for our partnerships.
A safe workplace
Ellevio constantly aims to ensure a high level of safety for our employees, all those who we contract to work for us and employees of our suppliers. Our vision is to achieve an accident-free and safe workplace.
In 2016 the company started a dedicated programme called “A safe workplace” as specific part of the company’s health and safety management system. The programme will extend to 2021 and aims to further improve processes and working methods, as well as change behaviours and thereby make us even more proactive in our efforts. This work can never be seen as finished; rather it is a continuous effort and after the end of the programme the continued work will be integrated into the operations.
The safety culture needs to be improved across the industry as a whole to create accident-free and safe workplaces for everyone – regardless of the contractor. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, which is why Ellevio is working to create a safer industry through collaborations with suppliers and industrial organisations.
For more information about A safe workplace and Ellevio’s health and safety management system please see our annual and sustainability report.