The study examined the diversity of 89 Finnish companies through five different variables. These include gender distribution, age distribution, international background, educational background and industry-specific background of management teams and board of directors.
The variables are based on the Finnish Securities Market Association’s corporate governance code, where they are highlighted as factors promoting diversity.
“At Stora Enso, we believe diversity strengthens our competitiveness and we aim to reflect the societies in which we operate. Diverse working teams enable us to explore different perspectives and challenge our way of thinking, contributing to better decision-making,” says Karl-Henrik Sundström, Stora Enso’s CEO. “To benefit from diverse working teams, we need inclusive work environments that respect and appreciate individual differences. Dimensions such as skills and experiences, gender, age, cultural background and personality are important to Stora Enso when we strive for diversity.”