Diversity, equity and inclusion
Grundfos is its people and we believe that the key to creating a work environment where employees thrive and grow is our ability to celebrate and value our differences in background, experiences and perspectives.
Grundfos is its people
We aim to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace where people feel valued, respected and supported. This is at the heart of who we are in Grundfos. With approximately 19.000 employees across geographies, we are proud to harness the diverse mix of talents, perspectives, and experiences inherent in our organisation. We believe that having a diverse blend of talents is key to continuing the development of new innovative and sustainable water solutions – both for our business and for society as well.
Grundfos is our people and we see diversity, equity and inclusion as a competitive advantage. Differences in backgrounds, mindsets, preferences, traits and skillsets are key to driving and developing our business. We must attract and maintain a diverse blend of talents so we continue to develop new, innovative and sustainable water solutions. By enhancing the diversity, equity and inclusion in Grundfos, we are not only able to make our company stronger, but society as well
For our DE&I journey to be successful, we need the sum of us – not just some of us. We invite and encourage all colleagues to build an inclusive culture, and we do our utmost to inspire and support in how to do that. It comes down to individual behaviour, how to run meetings, discussing with colleagues, including DE&I perspectives in people decisions and looking out for what is needed in own areas. We want to do this together to succeed in a sustainable way
Grundfos commits to improving quality of life by enabling our people to achieve their fullest potential. By embracing diversity, equity and inclusion, we make Grundfos and society stronger.
In Grundfos we believe that a successful change to a diverse mindset boils down to everyone taking small actions in our daily lives – and some will take bigger actions. To help turn our intentions into actions, we have set five themes that will drive our journey towards an even more diverse and inclusive workplace.
The five themes are:
- Leadership Commitment
- Inclusive Culture
- Advancement and Recruiting of Women
- Early Career Development
- Reduced Work Capacity/Special Needs Representation
Our ambition is to grow a diverse, equitable and inclusive organisation where our leaders are roles-models who embraces differences. We believe that leadership is key to driving diversity, equity and inclusion results.
We unlock the power of diversity by ensuring everyone globally feels welcomed, valued, respected and supported. Fostering an inclusive culture will enable diversity to flourish and realize its benefits.
Advancement and Recruiting 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.
Early Career Development
We support new colleagues to grow professionally. We believe in our young talents’ drive and their contribution towards innovative solutions that address our world’s water and climate challenges.
Reduced Work Capacity / Special Needs Representation
Back in 1968, we created the first flexible workshop in Denmark. The concept was to empower employees with reduced work capacity, and to this day, we continue to empower people with special needs to have a fulfilling work life. Now, we extend this ambition to also include cognitive challenges and we set out to empower people with special needs to have a fulfilling work life in office areas as well as in production.
Employee Resource Groups
We believe that everyone should feel respected and valued for their unique potential and passion. That is why we at Grundfos have Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), which are employee-led forums that offer colleagues a safe place to connect and share openly. Our ERGs are created to support engagement, learning, community building, and collaboration within our diverse and global workplace.
Our ERGs formally create spaces for people to share specific interests, but also common challenges - 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 will be provide support and feedback to 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. Right now, our Four Employee Resource Groups are:
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