Avanza offers an attractive workplace for those who value gender equality and a low carbon footprint. We work actively with diversity and to be net zero.
We are a climate-smart organisation that tracks our carbon footprint. We measure and monitor our direct Scope 1 and 2 emissions and a large share of our indirect Scope 3 emissions. Climate reports are prepared with the help of an independent calculation tool based on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol). One of Avanza’s three overarching sustainability targets is to reach net zero. To ensure we have a viable plan and method to get us there, we signed Business Ambition for 1.5°C in spring 2022. By doing so, we have committed to set climate targets that align with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). More information on our net zero goal.
Gender equality in the workplace
We want our organisation to reflect the diversity of Swedish society, and as an employer we work actively with gender equality and strive for parity at every level of the company. We use a competence-based recruiting process but are also working to increase gender equality and diversity from several perspectives.
Gender is important in recruiting to create equality on teams, in management appointments and when analysing wages to ensure there are no gender pay gaps or differences in sick leave. Our annual workplace health survey contains a number of questions to systematically monitor gender equality, diversity and signs of harassment. The results are followed up by senior management and HR, and every manager is responsible for reviewing their team’s results. At this point, we have more male than female employees, but the ratio is better at the management level. In IT/Tech, women are still underrepresented, and we are working actively to broaden the range of candidates in our recruiting.
To attract new talent, we host various events and activities such as IGEday and Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, to increase interest in engineering among young women. We also collaborate with “Girls Code”. Avanza was included in the AllBright Report’s “Green List” of Swedish companies ranked by gender equality; the list consists of 67 publicly listed companies. To increase diversity among our employees, we have also worked for many years with companies that assist people with disabilities or from other backgrounds that make it difficult to gain a foothold in the job market.