Diversity and inclusion in focus at Swedavia’s airports

Swedavia is celebrating Pride season by raising the Pride flag at its airports and participating in Stockholm Pride in August.

In addition, it is temporarily changing the logo on its social media accounts in June to show Swedavia’s support for Pride.

Sweden’s airport operator notes that it has a long-term commitment to issues of diversity and inclusion, stating that it “strongly believes in standing up for diversity, inclusion and respect for all people.

It says: “As a company, this means more than tolerance, it means recognising the value of the diversity and different perspectives in our own operations. Swedavia unequivocally stands for equal rights and the value of all people, regardless of sexual identity, and strives to be an attractive and welcoming employer.”

The airport operator notes that it strives to achieve equality and gender equality in the workplace and works to promote an inclusive and engaging culture.

“During Pride week in Gothenburg in June and Stockholm in August, we will have a special photo wall for those who want to take pictures of themselves at Sweden’s largest airports, Stockholm Arlanda Airport and Göteborg Landvetter Airport and, of course, we will also raise the Pride flag for those weeks, and we look forward to participating in the Pride parade, which we have been participating in since 2011”, says Karl Eklund, airport director at Stockholm Arlanda Airport.

Swedavia has received several awards for the company’s diversity and inclusion work. In 2022, Swedavia was named one of Europe’s leading companies in the area of diversity for the second year in a row in a survey conducted by Statista that was commissioned by the Financial Times.

Swedavia’s director of business support, Marie Wiksborg, says: “Participating in Pride has become a natural part of Swedavia. The word pride in itself [stolthet in Swedish], being able to be who you are without limitations or obstacles, also means freedom for all people regardless of background, gender identity or sexual orientation, and also creates new opportunities.

“Swedavia becomes stronger through diversity, and we are working to create and maintain an open and inclusive work culture. Inclusion breeds innovation and new ways of thinking. Everyone should feel welcome here – employees, partners and, of course, our passengers.”

Go to Source...