Vattenfall: “We stand by you. We pledge to do more.”

As a response to the ongoing worldwide protests, Vattenfall condemns racism, pledging to continue and intensify the focus on diversity and inclusion.

“We recognise the current unrest and stress the urgency of pursuing greater diversity and inclusion, both within our own organisation and beyond.

The series of events in the United States that have led to an onset of protests around the world, highlight the need to speak up and to act. We recognise what lies beneath the anger and frustration, not only in the US, but also in the countries in which we operate. Many of our employees are personally affected by the current events, we respect that and stand with them.

Change needs to happen

We believe in a society where everyone feels welcome and that they belong; a society where everyone has equal rights, regardless of who they are. We want to do our part in making this happen.

At Vattenfall we are committed to learning and to developing, to mirroring the societies in which we operate in and to enabling all our employees to fully utilise their diverse skills and competencies in the best possible way.

This is why we pledge to do better; to work harder to address and eliminate the biases that hold us back; to create a truly inclusive culture that embrace all perspectives.

We do this because it is the right thing to do, it matters to people and society and is good for business.”

Vattenfall´s current and past Diversity & Inclusion Officers

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Torbjörn Wahlborg, Senior Executive Vice President, Business Area Generation, D&I Officer 2019-

Tuomo Hatakka, Senior Executive Vice President, Business Area Heat, D&I Officer 2017-2019

Annika Viklund, Senior Vice President, Business Area Distribution, D&I Officer 2015-2017

Facts

Vattenfall introduced a Diversity & Inclusion Officer role in 2015. The assignment is held by a member of the Executive Group Management for two years. Presently the role is held by Torbjörn Wahlborg, Senior Executive Vice President, Business Area Generation.

Information provider:
Vattenfall Media Relations

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