Metal powder specialist Höganäs AB has been awarded the Industry Gender Equality Prize 2019 by the Swedish government.

According to the company, it received the award due to its strategic work in establishing greater gender equality both at the company and in the industry as a whole.

‘We’re convinced that gender equality is best for Höganäs and for our capacity as a company,’ said Fredrik Emilson, CEO of Höganäs. ‘We must be open to all, regardless of gender, physical characteristics or background; diversification quite simply creates a better workplace. This is why we’re continuously adapting the physical work environment and striving to ensure that employees have a balance between work and private life.’

Currently 16% of employees at the company are female and Höganäs aims for this to increase to 25% by 2021.

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