We are committed to developing Metso Outotec into a workplace where diversity and inclusion are embedded into our culture, fostered and promoted. We believe a diverse and inclusive work environment positively impacts our business and will help us reach our full potential as individuals and as a company.
- Following Diversity and Inclusion in our employee engagement survey
- Building awareness inside the organization through workshops and communications
- Increasing awareness on inclusive recruitment practices
- Removing barries and bias from our processes
- Building psychological safety in our teams through training
One concrete action in 2022 has been a global fair pay analysis to review pay practices in all of our 50+ operating countries. The analysis confirmed that our existing policies and practices provide a solid foundation, and typically the salary of our employees develops in an unbiased manner during their career in Metso Outotec. However, also individual cases were identified where unexplained gender-related pay gaps exist.
In 2022, Metso Outotec made a one-time investment of EUR 2.2 million to correct the identified individual, unexplained gender-related pay gaps. These exceptional increases were made to some 500 employees in around 20 countries.
One key action in the diversity and inclusion journey we are on, is to continue building psychological safety in our teams. The role of psychological safety really can’t be emphasized enough. A safe environment where everyone is able to speak up and ask for help without the fear of negative consequences is a pre-requisite for high performance and mental well-being.