We undertake to include and respect every individual, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality or sexual orientation. A diverse workforce enhances our ability to understand the different cultures and languages of our customers and consumers.
Our products are sold in more than 170 countries and our employee base is similarly international, giving us a cultural and national diversity that contributes to our success. More than one-third (34.7%) of our top management comes from non-European backgrounds.
Diversity can also be defined in terms of age distribution. Looking at our entire company, Tetra Pak has a balanced and stable age mix across our different businesses and markets.
Tetra Pak, like many manufacturing companies, faces the challenge of improving the gender balance within our organization. At the end of 2015, 22% of our total workforce and 23.5% of our managers were women, while the proportion of women in senior management roles rose from 6.5% in 2013 to 9% in 2015, mirroring the proportion of women in the workforce as a whole.
We are increasing our focus on hiring women and providing developmental opportunities aimed at increasing gender diversity.
Key management processes, such as succession planning, our Leadership Acceleration Programme and our mentoring programmes provide these opportunities for women and employees from outside Europe. We believe our core values, along with our Code of Business Conduct training, promote an inclusive and positive company culture, and contribute to the lack of reported incidents of discrimination.
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About Tetra Pak
Together with our customers we make food safe and available, everywhere. Since the start in 1951 we have taken pride in providing the best possible processing and packaging solutions for food.