Nordea has almost 10 million customers and more than 29,000 employees, all with a unique story. Our employees collectively speak around 60 different languages and come from all over the world. All of these different backgrounds, experiences and qualities give us a broader perspective and enable us to better serve our customers. They also help us to be a good corporate citizen and at the same time enable us to attract and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce. We want to stand up for everybody’s equal value and opportunities, which are some of our most important values.
“Inclusion isn’t something we can achieve through individual initiatives, we have to do it together. We want to be an inclusive workplace where everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other traits, is welcome and respected for whom they are,” says Åsa Nilsson Billme, Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Nordea.
At Nordea, we work with Diversity & Inclusion in a focused manner and are continuously launching activities to increase engagement and raise awareness internally. We have also signed the European Diversity Charters in the countries where we operate to show our commitment and to engage with others to learn and improve.
“For us, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of everything that we do, and we all take ownership. This means for example that we have employee-led groups through which people can contribute valuable insights from their everyday work. Senior leadership is committed and engaged across the organisation, and we have a Diversity & Inclusion Committee that guides the organisation with members from our Group Leadership Team,” says Åsa Nilsson Billme.