Policy and goals
The Model Company Objective reflects the ambition of the VELUX Group to be a good and inclusive workplace for all employees. We aim to strike a level of diversity that reflects the demography of the surrounding society and the increasingly global organisation.
In 2013, the VELUX A/S Board set the goal of 40% female representation on the Board of Directors by 1 April 2017. The goal was reached in 2016, when two women joined the VELUX A/S Board so that three out of six board members elected by the General Assembly are now women.
- We encourage more female managers and a diverse workforce in general in terms of age, ethnicity, nationality and gender. We work actively to ensure equal development opportunities for everybody.
- When recruiting to special positions, e.g. to the ‘GROW with Us’ programme, we try to ensure diversity in terms of gender, ethnicity and nationality.
- We apply a company-wide performance evaluation tool and external benchmark to ensure equality. We use a structured annual evaluation tool for managers and administrative staff to ensure transparency and an objective approach to career development and appointment of managers.
The 50/50 male/female representation on the VELUX A/S Board is well above the comparable industry benchmark of 26% female board members.