Nordic Capital’s portfolio companies employ people across the world and as such the development of talent, the provision of a safe work environment and reasonable working conditions, respect for human rights and freedom of association are highly prioritised.

Nordic Capital also considers diversity to be a key contributor to business performance. A diverse workforce provides a range of skills and resources that are highly valuable in building strong, sustainable businesses. It makes for improved productivity, economic growth, increased organisational performance, and an enhanced ability to attract and retain talent.

Key areas of our social focus include

Gender equality

Both in our own organisation and in our portfolio companies we encourage diversity and equal opportunities. As part of this work we have focused more actively on gender equality.

Gender diversity

In 2018 the share of female professionals was 20% in Nordic Capital. In the portfolio companies female representation was 15% of external board members and 34% of executive management team.

Employee engagement

We encourage our companies to drive strategic HR initiatives that will increase engagement among employees since it is highly linked to business performance.

Supply management - expectations

We have clear expectations that international conventions, human rights, and employee rights and conditions should be respected.

Supply management - processes

We encourage our portfolio companies to implement solid supply management processes to guard our expectations.