Our success depends on our diversity

We’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive. It’s not just the right thing to do, it’s better for business too.

Our success depends on employees from a wide array of cultures and backgrounds contributing their ideas and perspectives to provide our users and customers with the best possible solutions. Research has proven that diverse and inclusive workforces have higher productivity, retention and commitment. They also collaborate better – leading to more innovation.

To increase diversity, we’ve made a strategic decision to support gender balance. Ensuring we create a level playing field for women and men, we’ve launched a number of initiatives including unconscious bias and code of conduct training, a review of our external and internal recruitment policies, succession planning, female networks and development programs.

At the top level, our board is composed of 40% women, as required by the Norwegian Limited Liabilities Companies Act. Schibsted targets a 60:40 gender ratio in all leadership roles by 2020. The CEO is responsible for driving the changes that will ensure improved gender equality at Schibsted.

Schibsted has zero-tolerance for harassment of any kind, as clearly stated in our Code of Conduct and in our Discrimination, bullying and harassment policy. This includes all forms of verbal, digital or physical harassment. To ensure a trustful environment where everyone feels safe at work, Schibsted has launched a number of countermeasures such as the previously mentioned unconscious bias training and code of conduct training as well as setting clear goals regarding improving gender equality for both the divisions and the group functions.