SINTEF given 2012 Diversity Award

SINTEF Sealab at Brattøra. (Photo: SINTEF)

This year’s Diversity Award has gone to SINTEF. The jury based its choice on the fact that we have managed to create an international environment of highly competent staff from many different cultures, who are represented at most levels of the organisation.

The 2012 Diversity Award was handed over by Ahmad Ghazinadeh, State Secretary in the Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion, in Oslo on December 4th.

“I am very pleased that the Award is going this year to a research institute. SINTEF is a high-competence organisation that has a conscious strategy of exploiting the potential that characterises a diverse workforce. It has made conscious efforts to recruit staff from many countries and cultures, including at management level, said State Secretary Ghazinadeh as he handed over the award.

One out of every five born in another country

No fewer than 68 nations are represented in SINTEF, and 20 per cent of our colleagues were born and raised in other countries.

The jury pointed out that SINTEF has implemented a wide range of measures aimed at making itself an attractive work-place for everyone. These measures include reception, integration, training and social activities for employees.

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