Diversity & Inclusion
Danske Bank aims to grow a diverse and inclusive culture to mirror the societies we are part of and to create equal opportunities for our employees. Nurturing a sense of belonging is essential to us. When people belong, they are comfortable with expressing themselves openly, freely and in their own voice and feel empowered to make a difference. We believe, that a diverse and inclusive culture will help us unlock the full potential of our employees and to become a better bank for all our stakeholders.
Examples of how we work with Diversity & Inclusion (D&I)
Diversity & Inclusion Council
We have established a D&I council and appointed D&I leads in all parts of the bank to ensure sufficient actions are taken to increase diversity and inclusion.
Gender balance in senior leadership
Gender diversity is recognised as a multiplier for other areas of diversity. We have a target for gender balance in senior leadership for 65/35 by 2023.
Gender neutrality in the hiring process
We are working to eliminate gender bias in recruitment by, e.g., providing recruitment training for managers, screening job ads for gender neutrality and ensuring a gender-neutral use of recruitment channels.
Rainbow families have equal rights
Rainbow families in Danske Bank have the same rights to maternity-, paternity- and parental leave as other families.
Our employees have established
internal Rainbow Network for LGBT+ and allies in various countries, including
Lithuania. 'Allies' refer to anyone who wants to support the LGBT+ agenda,
inclusion and diversity in the bank.
Global Transgender Instruction
Danske Bank has implemented a Group-wide Transgender Instruction to
provide workplace support for transgender colleagues and those in the process
of gender transition.
Inclusion Day event
Danske Bank has initiated an open Inclusion Day event, which we aim to turn into an annual event in collaboration with other companies, each year focusing on a different theme of diversity and inclusion to open up a public debate and express employers’ position.
Equal Opportunities Ruler
Danske Bank received a score of 9.1 out of 10 in the Ruler of Equal Opportunities study conducted by the Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson in December 2021.
Diversity & Inclusion policy
Our Diversity and inclusion Policy forms the basis for our efforts to ensure an inclusive workplace with a diverse workforce reflecting the societies we are part of.
|Read the policy here
Diversity & Inclusion: what exactly is it? Part 1
Danske Bank Lithuania ambassadors for diversity and inclusion tell us, simply and sincerely, about the importance of diversity and inclusion through well-known examples.
Diversity & Inclusion: what exactly is it? Part 2
What exactly is inclusion, and why is it inextricably linked to diversity? Danske Bank's D&I ambassadors in Lithuania tell us about it using simple and well-known examples.
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