An inclusive workplace
Gränges believes that diversity is a competitive advantage and that an inclusive work environment which leverages employees’ different perspectives, experiences and ideas, will lead to a more innovative, competitive and productive organization.
A multifaceted workforce also reflects the international market in which Gränges operates. In line with Gränges’ Diversity Policy, no employee should experience discrimination based on gender, age, world view, background, sexual orientation, ethnicity, physical ability or similar. Gränges’ target is to increase the proportion of women, both in its total workforce and in senior management.
Increased focus on diversity and equality
Gränges has incorporated the diversity and equality perspective into the recruitment and onboarding processes, and into the process of putting together teams. In the recruitment process, all else being equal, individuals from underrepresented groups are given recruitment priority. The topic is also included in the Code of Conduct and in the Code of Conduct training, among other things. Gränges Europe has performed gender-related disparity pay analysis, which did not find any non-objective gaps.
Targets and target fulfilment
See detailed information about Gränges’ long-term sustainability targets and target fulfilment.
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Female leadership in the Newport site
During spring 2018, Gränges decided to restart the production at the Newport facility in Arkansas, US, with an aim to produce light foil. As part of its recruitment efforts to staff the new site, Gränges selected Susan VandeZande, one of its management team members from the Huntingdon site, to take on the role as plant manager. Susan VandeZande’s extensive competence and experience from the foil market made her an excellent fit for the role. By promoting gender equality and diversity in senior positions, Gränges hopes that more women across the organization will be inspired to become leaders.