Diversity and inclusion
At Telia Company, we stand up for diversity and respect every person’s uniqueness regardless of gender, nationality, ethniticy, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, personality. We are committed to offering a diverse and inclusive workplace where every employee can be themselves, with equal access to opportunities.
It is not only part of our responsibility as a company towards our employees. We believe that more diverse teams and an inclusive environment boosts engagement, innovation and performance, enriching our business and our culture. In short: diversity and inclusion makes work more fun and Telia a better company.
As an equal opportunity employer, we value and respect individual differences and strive to create an environment that welcomes and utilizes the different perspectives of people with different backgrounds and experiences. Through our work, we contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 5: Gender equality and 10: Reduced inequalities.
Some of the ways we are building a culture of diversity and inclusion include:
Employee engagement: Increasing awareness on the importance of diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity, through preparing a training for all employees to address unconscious bias and by supporting employee network groups such as Women in Telia and Friends in Sweden and Diversity Networks in Lithuania and Norway.
Processes: Eliminating bias and integrating diversity and inclusion perspectives into processes such as recruitment and performance evaluation. Our goal is to provide an environment in which all employees are treated fairly and given opportunities for professional growth, and in which all employees can enjoy the innovative culture and productivity that a diverse workforce provides.
Programs and initiatives:
- Members of local Diversity Charters in many of our markets.
- Employee volunteering program YOUNITE to improve digital inclusion within the communities we operate.
- Engaging in initiatives in Sweden, Lithuania and Estonia and other countries that inspire women and girls to pursue careers in information and communications technology (ICT).
- Supporting and participating in Pride events.
Read more in the Annual and Sustainability Report, page 219.