Diversity, inclusion and equality

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Supporting diversity and social inclusion

Diversity and socio-labour inclusion are two of Viesgo’s goals within its Sustainability and Human Resource policies. To promote and drive the integration of these principles into our organisation, we have organised a training cycle in all Viesgo plants with a triple goal:

  • – To become aware of the impact of unconscious biases in decision making.
  • – To break with labels and learn how to see the world through other eyes.
  • – To value the importance of deploying conscious, inclusive leadership.

We are aware that diversity strengthens the commitment of people towards the company while generating strong ties. Sex, age, social condition or origin, or different capacities can become either obstacles or opportunities. At Viesgo we believe that diversity enhances us and makes us better.

Furthermore, outside the working environment, inclusion and diversity are also relevant issues for us. We work with different organisations that ensure the integration of groups at risk of exclusion. The Obra San Martín Foundation, the Carmen Pardo-Valcarce Foundation or the Juan XXIII Roncalli Foundation are just some of the institutions with which we collaborate to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities into the workplace.

We promote equal opportunities

Promoting equal opportunities is one of the driving forces that makes us grow as a company. The Viesgo Code of Ethics, Collective Bargaining Agreement and Equality Plan control the work and employment conditions and guarantee aspects such as the allocation of jobs, remuneration and discipline. Our Equality Plan seeks to integrate the gender perspective into all areas of the company, ensuring that the decisions involving selection processes are not based on suppositions associated to reasons of sex, race or age, and to promote and improve the possibilities of access to jobs of responsibility by women. Alongside this, we have a Sexual Abuse and Gender-based Abuse Prevention and Action Protocol, and our Collective Bargaining Agreement establishes special measures to protect victims of gender-based violence.

STEM Programme

To promote the development of young female talent and encourage the vocation of women to study in technical fields, Viesgo sponsors the Mujer y Talento (Woman and Talent) Foundation of Cantabria. One of the foundations programmes is the STEM Talent Girl Cantabria project that seeks to develop STEM vocations (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in youngsters and to mentor and accompany them until they begin their careers.

Underlining our commitment towards women

Viesgo forms part of the Spanish Association of Women in Energy (AEMENER), the purpose of which is to ensure the balanced presence of women in all areas of the energy sector. This association was created with what is clearly an integrating vocation, as its members include both women and men, and it also seeks to encourage women entering the workplace in the areas of technology, science, maths, and engineering, and to help in the employability of women by driving and promoting the development of their careers.

Programa STEM

Comitted towards the Work-Life Balance

Viesgo wants its employees to make their professional and personal aspirations come true, because the true energy moving our company are the people, and at Viesgo we foster and promote the work-life balance through actions such as reduced working hours, remote work, paid leave of absence, maternity and breastfeeding leave and leave of absence to look after relatives. We are a flexible company that is committed to the work excellence and the quality of life of our employees as a means of reaching a balance between professional aspirations and devoting ones time to ones family.

Code of conduct

Viesgo has an obligatory Code of Conduct that controls coexistence in our plants and sets the guidelines to follow in special situations. Respect, conflict solving or the free personality development are concepts we include in this document and that therefore become part of our everyday lives. Of course, we have a zero-tolerance commitment towards gender-based violence, collaborating with the authorities and offering victims protection.

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Training and talent

We promote talent as a means of generating value and encouraging personal growth.

Health and safety

Committed to the goal of Zero accidents to guarantee personal safety.

Sustainable Development Goals

We work to meet other Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN.