Material 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 at the end of 2020 calculated as FTE. In 2018, the share was 18.2% (17.6). Notably, the proportion of women at management level, among Boliden’s so-called top-100, was 24% (23 ), which is higher than average. 3 (3) of Boliden’s 11 mines and smelters are led by women who are also members of the group management.

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

 

2016

 

2017

 

2018

 

Board of Directors

Group

Management

Super­­visors

 

Board of Directors

Group

Management

Super­­visors

 

Board of Directors

Group

Management

Super­visors

Total number

11

5

503

 

11

5

588

 

11

5

599

Women, %

36

20

16

 

36

20

15

 

50

20

14

Men, %

64

80

84

 

64

80

85

 

50

80

86

< 30 years, %

0

0

5

 

0

0

4

 

0

0

4

30–50 years, %

9

40

58

 

9

40

59

 

18

0

59

> 50 years, %

91

60

37

 

91

60

37

 

82

100

37

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

Employees

2016

2017

2018

       

Total number

5,719

5,921

6,029

Blue-collar, %

67

66

65

White-collar, %

33

34

35

Women, %

18

18

19

Men, %

82

82

81

<30 years, %

15

16

16

30–50 years, %

51

51

51

>50 years, %

34

33

33

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.