Diversity, equity and inclusion
By celebrating and valuing our differences in background, experiences and perspectives, we become a world class place to work, grow, learn and do business with – and unlock the innovation that helps us see new possibilities.
Diverse challenges demand diverse perspectives
It’s only by prioritising equitable possibilities for all that we can succeed in pioneering solutions to the world’s water and climate challenges.
Whether you’re thinking of working for us or working with us, you’ll encounter a diverse and inclusive workplace where people feel valued, respected and supported. We commit to clear targets and initiatives to ensure we continue fostering this environment.
Grundfos is our people, and diversity, equity and inclusion drive our business. It’s key to our aspirations of being a world-class place to work and grow, ensuring we’re an inclusive, innovative company to do business with, and playing our part in making society stronger.
If we succeed in building an inclusive culture supported by equitable processes, we unlock the power of diversity and build a more sustainable future.
Purpose at our core
Take a deep dive into our core values and discover how embracing diversity is a key factor throughout, driving innovation and growth.
We want to welcome all possible solutions to complex challenges for the benefit of our people, our customers and the planet.
The Grundfos DE&I Council – eight appointed leaders and two employee-elected members from across the organisation – oversee the development and governance of this aspiration.
To ensure our intentions become actions, five themes drive our DE&I approach:
- Leadership commitment
- Inclusive and equitable culture
- Recruitment and advancement of women
- Early career development
- Representation of people with disabilities
We set clear targets for each theme. See the progress we’re making in the Social Impact chapter of our Sustainability Report.
We expect our leaders to live and breathe diversity, equity and inclusion, meaning that they must demonstrate inclusive behaviours and mindsets and be active role models and ambassadors for our DE&I principles.
Inclusive and equitable culture
We unlock the power of diversity and foster innovation by ensuring everyone feels welcomed, valued, respected and supported. This requires building safe spaces at work, where colleagues feel empowered to take risks and bring their full selves to work without fear of judgement or reprisals.
Recruitment and advancement of women
We strive to lead the way towards a better gender balance – in Grundfos and in the industry. We will continue our work in increasing the representation of women and strengthening the pipeline of female leaders.
Representation of people with disabilities
We offer colleagues with physical, mental, cognitive, or sensory disabilities the tools and support to thrive at Grundfos, whether in our offices or at our production sites. We commit to providing reasonable workplace accommodations so all Grundfos employees can bring their best selves to work.
Early career development
We support new colleagues to grow professionally. We strive to create a purposeful environment where our younger employees are nurtured and gain the necessary support and experiences to advance their careers.
Employee Resource Groups
Everyone should feel respected and valued for their unique potential and passion. That’s why you can join one or more of our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), employee-led forums offering colleagues a safe place to connect, learn and share openly about identities, stories and perspectives.
Our ERGs formally create spaces for people to share specific interests, but also solve a common challenge – to meet and build a strong sense of belonging by bringing their whole self to work.
Each ERG is sponsored by two senior leaders who provide support and feedback to help achieve the desired outcomes. The sponsors are joined by drivers: engaged employees who have volunteered to lead the dialogue and debate in the ERGs to productive conclusions.
As the ERGs grow, we hope to welcome even more groups to Grundfos.
Currently, our four Employee Resource Groups are: