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Financial Times names Swedavia as a Diversity Leader in Europe


For the second year running, Swedish airport operator, Swedavia, has been named a Diversity Leader in a Financial Times survey of over 800 businesses across Europe.

“We are convinced that diversity at all levels is enriching, and we work actively to create and maintain an inclusive corporate culture,” said the company’s director of business support, Marie Wiksborg.

“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.

The German electronics company Infineon tops the list of perceived diversity Europe among all sectors.

Swedavia 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 says that its fundamental assumption is that all people are of equal value, noting “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 states that it works for sustainable development and sees how employees from a variety of backgrounds provide operations/the Group with human resources and business benefits.

Its objective, says the company, 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.

• Swedavia images courtesy of Daniel Asplund and Felix Odell.

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