LA13-14: Diversity and equal opportunity

Composition of governance bodies

The key diversity issue for Electrolux is to increase the gender balance at senior management levels.

The Group’s current workforce consists of 36% (35) female employees, while 14% (14) of management positions are held by women. Four women are members of the board. If employee union representatives are included, there are five female representatives.

Six countries are represented in Group Management, with five of 11 members coming from countries outside Sweden – a high number for a Swedish company.

Other activities

Electrolux is a partner of AIESEC, the world's largest student organization and an international platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential. One of the key purposes in the partnership is to tap into a diverse talent pool by offering internships throughout the Group’s global operations. In 2011, 38 (31) trainees were hosted by Electrolux, 18 (17) of whom were female. Half of the interns from 2010 were offered permanent employment in 2011.


LA1: Employees by geographical area

Some 9,400 new employees were added to the Group through acquisitions of Olympic Group and CTI. Wherever Electrolux operates in the world, the company applies the same high standards and principles of conduct.

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