Stora Enso has received the highest scores in the Findix report, which has published for the first time. The study examined the diversity of 89 Finnish companies through five different variables. These include gender distribution, age distribution, international background, educational background and industry specific background of management teams and board of directors.
The variables are based on the Finnish Securities Market Association’s corporate governance code, where they are highlighted as factors promoting diversity.
‘At Stora Enso, we believe diversity strengthens our competitiveness and we aim to reflect the societies in which we operate. Diverse working teams enable us to explore different perspectives and challenge our way of thinking, contributing to better decision making,’ said Karl-Henrik Sundström, Stora Enso’s CEO. ‘To benefit from diverse working teams, we need inclusive work environments that respect and appreciate individual differences. Dimensions such as skills and experiences, gender, age, cultural background and personality are important to Stora Enso when we strive for diversity.’
You can read more about the diversity of Stora Enso’s Board of Directors and Group Leadership Team in the recently published Governance report. For more information on diversity work, please read the company’s Sustainability 2018 report. Both reports are published on the company’s website.