06 February 2018
The industry’s gender equality award is given to a company which has implemented significant measures to further gender equality. The award 2018 is given to Domsjö Fabriker, which through longstanding and integrated work with gender equality in a traditionally male environment has positioned itself as a pioneer.
“Domsjö Fabriker is awarded The Industry’s Equality Award 2018 for its longstanding and methodical work with gender equality. The company’s approach is to put the individual at the centre with a will to attract the best competence, to make use of and augment each employee’s competence as well as the conviction that gender equality contributes to increased efficiency, more creativity and a stimulating and fostering working environment. By working closely with the education system all the way from elementary school to university and thereby future employees, the company aims to increase gender equality even more in the future.”
“This award is the proof of that we are on the right track. Domsjö Fabriker has changed from a traditionally male dominated workplace to one with women working in every department in the mill and with 25 per cent of managers on all levels being female. Our goal is to see the individual, irrespective of gender or background, and this has been the base for recruitment for many years. We have never worked with quotas, instead we have aimed to find the right person for the right position and make use of the benefits of a uniform gender distribution,” says Lars Winter, MD Domsjö Fabriker.
This prize is awarded by Industrirådet, a co-operation between Swedish industry labour unions and business federations.
“Domsjö Fabriker’s work shows that there are no shortcuts to achieve gender equality, you have to work continuously with this issue in order to promote development. The management’s involvement is an important success factor,” says Karin Bolling-Ferrel, The Association of Engineering Industries and Industrirådet.
“Domsjö Fabriker is a very good example of how companies can have a long-term and solution oriented approach to their qualification support by actively working with gender equality and each individual’s contribution,” says Camilla Frankelius, The Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers and Industrirådet.
The award was given away by Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Regnér during Industridagen 5 February in Linköping.
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