We’re starting with a special focus on gender diversity, even though our ambition is to include all aspects of diversity. Why? Because it’s a proven driver of business value. And because research indicates that reducing bias in culture, systems, processes, and policies around gender may reduce biases overall to the benefit of other under-represented groups.
Externally, we’ve committed to meet specific gender ambitions.
Our ambition is 40 % women and 60 % men across Ørsted by 2030. We’ll track this at three levels: senior director and above; people managers; all employees. Where and when we can, we’ll seek to move farther and faster and go beyond gender.
This is an ambitious goal. It requires that we attract, recruit, develop, sponsor, engage, and include women at every level and step of the way. It requires us to revisit our culture and leadership values, to ensure they include behaviours that help women and everyone else to thrive.