DIVERSITY AND EQUAL TREATMENT
Historically, the roofing industry has been a male-dominated industry regardless of personnel category. Nordic Waterproofing has a diversity policy and works to achieve its target to have a balanced mix of ethnicity, age and gender, taking into account the type of activity being conducted. Improved diversity and inclusion have the potential to further drive Nordic Waterproofing’s development and results, both at team level and individually.
The companies within the Group work continuously to attract, develop and retain talented young people regardless of gender or other characteristics. Independent of gender or other aspects of diversity, each individual is offered equal opportunities in terms of career paths. The operations as a whole also work towards a more balanced mix in terms of ethnicity and gender. To reach the target to increase the awareness of its operations and being a good employer, Group companies leveraging several online platforms and channels to build relationships with new stakeholders.
Today, local management teams comprise a total of 78 individuals (73), of which 14 percent (21) are women. Nordic Waterproofing Holding AB’s Board of Directors consists of three men and three women. Accordingly, the proportion of women on the Board of Directors is 50 percent, which meet the target of 40 percent women.
THE CODE OF CONDUCT IS THE BASIS FOR ALL ACTIVITIES
Nordic Waterproofing aims to maintain a working environment characterized by responsibility and empowerment, ethics and morality, openness and teamwork. Combined with a focus on customers and their needs, these values enable the Group to meet its targets and strategic priorities. An important part of a safe working environment is to ensure that no one is exposed to discrimination or sexual harassment. Nordic Waterproofing’s workplaces should be characterized by respect for diversity and different qualities, knowledge and skills, regardless of gender, religion, ethnic background, age, race or sexual orientation.
The Group’s Code of Conduct, which includes the areas of human rights, environment, work environment and business ethics, including anti corrpution, is the basis for all activities within the Group and applies to all employees and the Group’s Board of Directors without exception. The Code of Conduct was reconfirmed in 2021 and the training materials are available in all nine languages used within the Group.
Code of Conduct for suppliers
Nordic Waterproofing has also adopted a Supplier Code of Conduct for suppliers that is based on the UN Global Compact’s ten principles on human rights, labour law, environment and anti-corruption.
Using e-learning, the Danish factory, among others, has conducted more than 850 hours of training (this applies to all levels – from management to hourly employees).
A whistleblower policy and function is established where notifications are received by an external party. This can be be reached both by phone and email, information on how notification can be made can be found on the Group’s website: Whistleblower – Nordic Waterproofing
We show enthusiasm for what we do, always. Whenever we take on a responsibility, we make sure we follow it through with the highest quality possible, and with accuracy to the last detail. We show pride in our individual responsibilities and never move on until we can look at our customer, fellow colleagues or a newly developed product and say: “it cannot be done better than this”. We reward passion and enthusiasm, enabling people to grow within the company.
Our customers trust us as a partner, as well as the products and solutions we offer. We care for that trust and do everything we can to maintain it. We nurture this by taking responsibility for ensuring that our product development, services and customer relations are characterized by first class reliability.
We are a large organization, with a well-developed, flexible and efficient logistics system. We also retain the characteristics of a small company. This is because we have created, and actively maintain, a simple structure, within which we operate. For the benefit of our customers, we cultivate a highly decentralized corporate culture geared toward efficiency and strategic targets. We trust our people’s own professional judgement and promote quick decision making to help our customers, and their often challenging, time schedules.