S6 Non-Discrimination

Promotes UN‘s Sustainable Development Goals Gender equality

In the annual workplace assessment, employees are asked if they have suffered bullying, sexual harassment, or gender-based violence. Occurrences are getting fewer every year, and it is the Group's policy that such behaviour is simply not tolerated.

In 2021, the proportion of those who said they had been sexually harassed in the workplace in the last 12 months for the first time dropped to 0. Participation in the workplace assessment among employees was 92%.

Percentage of staff who say they have been subject to intimidation or sexual harassment

Equality and diversity in the workplace

During the year, the company conducted electronic courses in eight sections on equality and diversity in the workplace. The courses are supervised by Sóley Tómasdóttir at Just Consulting and by the end of the year about one-third of staff had completed at least a part of the courses. The aim is to create a common base of knowledge to promote a workplace culture with which all employees feel comfortable. In parallel with the courses, so-called Equality-Confidential were held, electronic meetings where employees exchange experiences and opinions on various aspects of workplace culture.

Crafts and technology

In 2021, work also continued on the project Idnir - vocational project with boys and girls from Árbæjarskóli. In this project, tenth grade students are offered an optional course designed to arouse their interest in industrial and technical professions by introducing them to the great variety of jobs and professional opportunities which industrial and technical studies have to offer. By giving students, boys and girls, an opportunity to gain some practical experience in industrial and technical jobs we hope that more of them will come to view studies and employment in these sectors as an attractive option.

Implementation of Non-discrimination Policy

In 2021, it was decided to make one gender equality plan for the Reykjavík Energy Group. Previously, each company within the group had worked out its plan and monitored its progress.]