Diversity is an enormous strength that we actively build on now, and in the future. Mutual respect and a sense of responsibility and fairness are the basis of our working relationships and daily business.
Our aim is to create an inclusive work environment and culture, where people from all backgrounds can contribute and flourish. We consider diversity in our people essential to achieve our growth and sustainability objectives and to drive our business performance.
In our global organization, cultural diversity infuses our spirit. We collaborate with colleagues and partners across borders; being open-minded and understanding is a key element of our corporate culture. We actively look for employees who are flexible, mobile and keen to experience new cultures.
Our diversity strategy
We focus on attracting and retaining both men and women into the energy industry and to OMV. We strive for diverse teams and specifically, at management level, we aim to increase our female representation in Senior Leadership roles, from 18% to 25% by 2025. We support this through a number of initiatives such as mentoring, succession planning, and specific training addressing topics like unconscious bias.
By continuing to promote STEM subjects in both schools and universities, we are encouraging girls and young women to become interested in technical topics and thus support their development towards technical careers. These initiatives, linking our diversity and sustainability strategies, build our long-term pipeline of diverse talent at OMV. (Learn more about the sustainability strategy here).
We believe that we can only evolve our corporate culture and thrive as a business with a strong diverse mix of employees and by ensuring a healthy work environment and work-life balance.