Sustainability Topic: Diversity and Equal Opportunity

405–1  Diversity of governance bodies and employees

Diversity contributes to sustainability, dynamics, creativity and better results. Boliden strives to have employees with different backgrounds, age and experience. One challenge is to attract female employees into a traditional male-dominated industry. Boliden’s goal is for 20 % of all employees to be women by the end of 2020 calculated as FTE. In 2019, the share was 19.2% (18.2). Notably, the proportion of women at management level, among Boliden’s so-called top-100, was 28% (24). 3 (3) of Boliden’s 11 mines and smelters are led by women.

Percentage of individuals within the organization’s governance bodies in the diversity categories, gender and age group

 

2017

 

2018

 

2019

Board of Directors

Group 
Manage-ment

Super-visors

 

Board of Directors

Group 
Manage-ment

Super­visors

 

Board of Directors

Group 
Manage-ment

Super-visors

Total number

11

5

588

 

10

5

599

 

10

5

648

Women, %

36

20

15

 

50

20

14

 

50

20

17

Men, %

64

80

85

 

50

80

86

 

50

80

83

< 30 years, %

0

0

4

 

0

0

4

 

0

0

5

30–50 years, %

9

40

59

 

20

0

59

 

20

20

61

> 50 years, %

91

60

37

 

80

100

37

 

80

80

34

Percentage of total number of employees per employee category and diversity categories, gender and age

Employees

2017

2018

2019

       

Total number

5,921

6,029

6,207

Blue-collar, %

66

65

65

White-collar, %

34

35

35

Women, %

18

19

20

Men, %

82

81

80

<30 years, %

16

16

16

30–50 years, %

51

51

52

>50 years, %

33

33

32


Diversity contributes to dynamism, creativity, and ultimately better results. Boliden strives to have employees with different backgrounds, ages, and experiences. Boliden does have employees who come from minority groups, but does not register this out of concern for individual privacy.