Non-discrimination and gender equality have been central topics in the social debate in 2019. Fortum has participated in the discussion by demonstrating its support for workplace equality both internationally and in Finland.
In May 2018, Fortum joined the Equal by 30 campaign at the Clean Energy Ministerial meeting held in Copenhagen. The campaign aims to get governments, the energy industry and other organisations to endorse the principles of equal pay, equal opportunities, and equal leadership by 2030, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
In 2018, Fortum also took part in the Work does not discriminate campaign launched by the Confederation of Finnish Industries. The campaign aims to change attitudes and reduce discrimination in the Finnish workplace and to make workplace equality in Finland self-evident.
Fortum also received recognition for its work to promote equality by ranking 50th in the Equileap Gender Equality TOP 200, climbing up more than 80 places from the previous year. Equileap annually collects data on over 3,000 companies in 23 countries. Its assessment criteria are related to the gender balance in leadership and workforce, equal compensation, work/life balance, and policies promoting gender equality in, e.g., recruiting and career development.