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. The same result came for 2022. Although the ration stood at 0, two respondents said they has experienced such harassment. Participation in the workplace assessment among employees was 92%.

In 2022, this question was added to the survey among staff: "Have you experienced any kind of discrimination due to e.g. sex, age, sexuality, religion, beliefs, nationality, race, color, economy, ancestry or status in any other way?” The goal was to promote inclusive work-place culture and indentify opportunities for advancement in that area. 1% answered yes, 93% no, but 6% of respondents answered don't know/don't want to answer. The last mentioned group is uncomfortably large, and since an explanation is missing, the question will be continued in OR's workplace analyses.

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

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Equality and diversity in the workplace

In 2022, OR continued 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 2022, work also continued on the Idnir - vocational project; Industry and technology with children of all genders from Árbæjarskóli. Young people attend the optional course, which aims to arouse students' interest in industrial and technical jobs and introduce them to the diverse jobs and career opportunities that industrial and technical education has to offer. The program is varied and based on education, field trips and practical exercises. All companies within the OR Group participate in the project and the staff in teaching and preparation group is about 40.