An inclusive workplace where employees have equal opportunities is the foundation for innovation and lasting results. This is why we prioritize inclusion, strive to increase diversity, encourage mobility, and provide the conditions for our employees’ growth and development.
We are committed to promoting equal opportunity in our hiring and promotion processes. We take a firm stance against harassment and other forms of discrimination, and have training and processes in place to address any instances of abuse of our code of conduct, the Business Code of Practice.
The opportunity for employees to continuously learn and develop new skills is vital. A global competence development platform provides easily accessible learning opportunities. Transparent and constructive feedback is an important part, and performance and development discussions are followed up systematically.
Our employees are encouraged to take on new challenges and to move across geographical, organizational and cultural boundaries. Our internal job market is based on the principle that everyone has talent and can develop further. All open positions, except the CEO’s, are advertised in our internal job market.
Learn more about our targets and performance in this area and how we contribute to related Sustainable Development Goals.
Increasing diversity and ensuring inclusion
Atlas Copco promotes inclusion and diversity and strives to improve the gender balance at all levels in the Group. The percentage of women in the organization was 19.8% at year end. The President and CEO has established and chairs a Diversity and Inclusion Council and the business areas and divisions have established their own related task forces.
Focusing on ethics, safety and well-being – for employees and business partners
Atlas Copco requires all business partners to comply with the Business Code of Practice. Child labor or forced labor is not tolerated and compliance is assessed and audited. Atlas Copco ensures the right to collective bargaining and expects the same of our business partners. In 2019, 90% of our significant suppliers confirmed their commitment to our Business Code of Practice. In 2019, Atlas Copco’s safety pyramid was balanced, meaning a reporting of more near misses than minor injuries and more minor injuries than recordable (major) injuries.