Strength through diversity and inclusion

Strength through diversity and inclusion

Ensuring that Scania’s workforce features a good balance of gender, ages, backgrounds and experience is crucial to the company’s on-going and future success.

Scania is committed to diversity, and defines diversity as more than what meets the eye. Scania will need to have a diverse workforce in terms of for example, experience, gender, age, background and perspectives in order to meet future challenges as well as to mirror our current and future customers. We believe that a diverse company, with a truly inclusive culture can better ensure it will stay at the forefront of innovation and also attract the rights skills and competencies required to do so. During 2015, Scania initiated Skill Capture, a concept that includes management workshops, employee awareness sessions, tools to strengthen an inclusive culture, collecting good examples as well as a structured method for following up on the progress within the area.

Skill Capture shows the importance of inclusion and diversity to the success of a company, especially in times of disruption where new business models may be required and where we need to be innovative all through the organisation. The Skill Capture Initial Labs, the management workshops that mark the start of the journey, have been rolled within a majority of the Scania organisation and within several business areas employees have been involved in the mindset change.

Scania is tracking the effect of this work through the Diversity & Inclusion Index, based on questions in the Employee Satisfaction Barometer.