Diversity and equal opportunity
The ROCKWOOL Group recognises its talented, committed and diverse workforce as a key competitive advantage. Our business success is a reflection of highly engaged and skilled individuals. We are committed to recruiting and retaining the best talent to drive high performance and business growth.
Diversity management benefits individuals, teams, the ROCKWOOL Group as a whole, our customers and other stakeholders. We recognise that each employee brings their own unique capabilities, experiences and characteristics to their work. We also encourage people with different experiences, perspectives and cultures to work together as it further develops talents and drives creativity and innovation.
The ROCKWOOL Group believes in treating all people with respect and dignity. We always appoint the best individual for a particular position while ensuring equal opportunities and non-discrimination as part of our recruitment process. Our leadership principles and high ambitions to foster trust and empowerment help us to create an environment in which all individuals can realise their maximum potential within the company.
It is our ambition to continuously increase diversity in our management teams as well as our Group functions. Our talent and succession management process supports both cross-cultural and cross-functional diversity by increased visibility and focus on talent development. Accountability for diversity goals will drive success.
In 2013, a target of 15%-30% of the under-represented gender in our management teams by 2017 was established.
Focus on diversity in general will be strengthened further also through our talent management processes to support this goal.
Board of Directors
The current composition of the Board of Directors is of high quality with complementary experience, and with rather short seniority in the positions.
With regard to female members elected to the Board of Directors by the General Assembly, a target was established in 2013 to at least one member by 2017; however, if the opportunity arises, and a suitable candidate becomes available, a higher target may be pursued.