Our culture, strengths and values
At Equinor, our people are our most valued natural resource. Our culture is firmly rooted in our values and a shared understanding that safety is our priority.
For decades we have faced some of the world's biggest challenges with courage and creativity — and we have done things that most people thought impossible. Throughout the last fifty years, our people have been tackling problems head-on and putting their minds together to create new solutions. We will continue to work together to reach net zero by 2050.
As a new team member, we will welcome you into our community – valuing your ideas, experience, and perspectives. Together we take on the energy challenges of the world.
We live our values every day. They are the foundation of our culture, guiding us in how we do business and how we work together. Across country borders and maritime boundaries – our values tie us together. We are open, courageous, collaborative and caring.
#EmbraceEquity on International Women’s Day
To mark International Women’s Day and support the global campaign theme #EmbraceEquity, we invited four of our many talented Equinor women to share their reflections. What does equity mean for them, and how is Equinor doing? What inspires them, and what are the challenges?
Diversity & Inclusion
Strength lies in our differences, not our similarities.
Respecting diversity and building inclusion is an expectation for everyone in Equinor. Our teams leverage diversity to drive performance, listening to everyone’s ideas and perspectives, challenge group-think and encourage creativity. In Equinor everyone is responsible for creating an open, safe and inclusive environment to enable this.
We support various voluntary employee resource groups (ERG) and value their important role in strengthening a more inclusive workplace. In Equinor, everyone is encouraged to participate in awareness activities, celebrations, and events.
See how our colleagues in Brazil nourish the most important natural resource we have – our people.
Strengthening a diverse workforce
As an industry, we need to continue focusing on gender balance to increase the representation of women within energy. In Equinor, we have worked systematically with gender balance through our HR processes, including recruitment, development, and leadership.
The success of our industry, company and society depends on knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). We have the opportunity and responsibility to play a part in building a strong future workforce.
Through our sponsorship program Heroes of Tomorrow , partnerships, and networks, we engage with youth and our local communities to instil a passion for discovery, learning, and engagement – both in and out of the classroom.
Equinor partners with the ODA network (Norwegian), and our internal Women’s ERG supports events and training, encouraging more women to choose technology careers.
Coaching, mentoring and networking
In Equinor, we encourage contact and knowledge transfer across disciplines. Advanced learners and experts are encouraged to invite and lead – which includes identifying, initiating and organizing internal and external learning opportunities for others.
Experts and advanced learners are encouraged to give talks at conferences, publish articles, and engage in professional networking. As an organisation that is focused on acquiring knowledge fast, we believe it is essential to take an active part in industry dialogue.
Information, expertise and learning are corporate assets, so when a team is building competence in some area, we encourage them to think about how they can make new insights and abilities available to the whole organisation by offering to teach, lead, mentor and help other teams.
Our diversity numbers
|Gender balance total employees (percentage female)||31||31||31||30||31|
|Gender balance in leadership (percentage female)||35||35||32||30||29|
|Nationality balance total employees (percentage not-Norwegian)||21||21||21||22||20|
|Nationality balance in leadership (percentage not-Norwegian)||22||23||24||25||24|
|Gender balance in early talent programs (percentage female) - Apprenticeships awarded||36||31||29||24||26|
|Gender balance in early talent programs (percentage female) - Graduates awarded||43||43||45||43||44|