Diversity

The VELUX Group has always had a natural focus on being a good and inclusive workplace for all employees. Our intention is that our workforce should reflect the demography in the surrounding society.

It is our fundamental belief that the composition of the workforce must reflect the composition of society.

Policy and goals
With a strong foundation in the Model Company statement, the VELUX Group has always had a natural focus on being a good and inclusive workplace for all employees. Our intention is that our workforce should reflect the demography in the surrounding society.

In 2013, the VELUX A/S board set the objective of increasing the number of women on the board by at least one woman (equal to 40%) by 1 April 2017.

Activities
In 2016, two additional women joined the VELUX A/S Board of Directors, resulting in three out of six, or 50%, of the board members (members elected by the General Assembly) being female.

We try to encourage more female managers and ensure equal opportunities for development.

In the recruitment process of managers and other key positions, we try to encourage more women by requesting that a female candidate is presented in all recruitments.

To ensure equality, we apply a company-wide performance evaluation tool and external benchmark. Similarly, a structured annual evaluation of managers and administrative staff provides transparency and an objective approach to career development and appointment of managers.

Performance


Gender equality on Board of Directors

Female board members (members elected by the General Assembly)
In 2016 the number of members elected by the General Assembly was increased from five to six persons

Female

Male



In 2016, 50% of board members (members elected by the General Assembly) were female. This is above our target of 40% and well above the average of the comparable industry benchmark of 26% female board members.

Gender equality in senior management

Female

Male

In 2016, 19% of our senior managers were female, which is just below the 21% industry benchmark we can compare ourselves with.

Age distribution, all employees

Age 0-29
Age 50-59
Age 30-39
Age 60-69
Age 40-49

Next steps
We continue to encourage women to pursue career opportunities in management and other key positions.

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