RECRUITMENT: We are committed to improving the diversity of both our emerging talents and our experienced hires in all our locations. We are looking for candidates from different educational backgrounds and institutions to attract a wider range of people. We also focus on diversity when we are recruiting graduates, summer interns and apprentices. 44% of graduate hires were female in 2018 and 39 % were from countries other than Norway. 30% of our apprentices are female, and we work hard to increase the number of female candidates for apprenticeships.
GENDER BALANCE: We strive to increase the number of women in the talent pipeline, management teams and operations. Today, around 30% of our employees are female. We have increased the number of female leaders on all levels in the organization to 29%. We increased the percentage of women reporting to the corporate executive committee from 37% to 44% in 2018.
We sponsor Women’s Energy Network in the US and Brazil, and we are engaged in UN’s Women Global Innovation Coalition for Change. We sponsor Women’s Global Leadership Conference in the US.
GLOBAL TEAMS: We established a Global development programme for emerging talents from our subsidiaries around the world – U.S, Brazil, Algeria, Singapore etc. Participants deploy to Norway for 12 months to broaden their experience, develop and learn. They return to their home country to continue their career growth.
MATHS AND SCIENCE: We encourage young people and women to choose science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects though supporting programmes and projects in Norway like the science centers, Teach First, Heroes of Tomorrow, First Lego League and Scandinavian Innovation Award. We offer STEM camps at the University in Houston for young children.
In the UK, we have launched the Hywind Hub, a purpose-built STEM education, as well as sponsoring TechFest festival for young people. In addition, we sponsor Wonderlab. We deliver an annual Heroes of Tomorrow event. In Tanzania, we provided higher education scholarship to 27 students in 2018.