Labour Management

9.4 Labour Management

9.4.1. Commitment
The Telecommunications division aims to create customer experiences that moves and connects people. To achieve that, the division must first create a better-connected life for employees, and be committed to treat people with dignity and respect and offer equal opportunities to all members of the society.

9.4.2 The Challenges
The telecommunications industry is a traditionally male-dominated industry. According to Global Gender Gap Report 2020 issued by World Economic Forum, the gender disparity is alarming for science, technology, engineering and mathematics ("STEM") careers, in which less than 25 % of workers in Data and AI, Engineering and Cloud Computing roles are female. To fulfil the division’s aspirations, a focus is on increasing women’s participation in the workforce and helping more women advance into leadership roles and develop in-demand skills.

9.4.3. Initiatives

9.4.3.1. Instilling Gender Parity to Ensure Equal Representation of Women in the Workplace
3 Denmark and 3 Sweden have set clear targets to increase the percentage of managerial roles and the total staff positions occupied by women and have been tracking progress towards closing these gaps over time. Also, they have launched programmes and initiatives to support female managers.

3 Denmark has set itself a target of having at least two female directors by 2020, underlining the leadership shift making the company more inclusive. As at 31 December 2019, the board consisted of one woman and six men.

3 Denmark has undertaken a number of initiatives to identify and develop talent in women, which has gradually allowed the company to increase the presence of women in its workforce and in management positions.

Wind Tre has participated in the European “Deploy Your talents – Stepping up the STEM agenda for Europe” campaign, which ambitiously aims to revamp the technical and scientific fields of study and to overcome their gender stereotypes, by building partnerships between schools and businesses.