Our three core values – care, courage, and collaboration – guide inclusive behaviors in our workplace.
Care about others. Respect other employees and their differences. Care about and respect your own values and the values of others. Try to understand the needs and perspectives of others.
Have the courage to learn about your own identity, viewpoints, and biases. Have the courage to learn about other, diverse perspectives. Have the courage to step out of your comfort zone
Collaborate with diverse others. Try to understand differences in communication and how others might perceive information. Work together with others to create unique opportunities for Hydro and all of Hydro's employees.
Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging are about all of us contributing to the work environment we want to be part of and inviting diverse voices and perspectives.
Hydro offers an internal online course in diversity, inclusion, and belonging to employees to increase awareness.
We have initiated a mentor program in the company headquarters in Oslo in which employees can volunteer to be matched with immigrants through the organization Sammen Om En Jobb (Together For A Job).
The program acknowledges that many immigrants are employed in jobs that do not match their skills. This is not only disadvantageous for the immigrants, but businesses miss out on an opportunity to benefit from these skills and diverse experiences.
We also have begun surveying employees about their opinions and experiences in diversity, inclusion, and belonging in order to gain input for our policies and actions.