Telenor puts diversity and inclusion on the supplier agenda.

The most recent step taken to execute on the diversity and inclusion action plan was to ask our suppliers to share the same commitments and beliefs. As a first step, Telenor will request more information from their top 40 suppliers, asking them about their policies, targets and future ambitions for a well-balanced workforce.

This questionnaire to the top 40 suppliers is a first step in Telenor’s journey to put diversity and inclusion on its agenda when engaging with partners. Over time, the company aims to make diversity and inclusion one of its considerations as part of its assessment and evaluation of partners. In the long-term, Telenor intends to work with suppliers who share its stance on the importance of diversity and inclusion.

“Diversity is important to Telenor’s business. Our purpose of empowering societies is about including everyone so they can connect to what matters most to them. Today, this has become more important than ever to us and our diverse customer base. That’s why we will continue to challenge ourselves and our partners towards improvement in this area. We are excited to embark on this initiative, to take our commitment to diversity and inclusion one step further – both in the workforce and society,” says Cecilie Heuch, Chief People & Sustainability Officer for Telenor Group.

Perspective from a partner:

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace are important to Ericsson and something we’ve been actively striving to continually improve. As a partner to Telenor, we are pleased to be working with a company that also shares our values, as together, we can combine our efforts and experiences to improve diversity and inclusion within the ICT industry.

— Nadine Allen, Head of Global Customer Unit Telenor at Ericsson