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New Gender Equality Index

The Gender Equality Index is one of several measures in the Professional Futures law of September 2018 the 5th aimed at eliminating wage inequalities between women and men. 

It is calculated using five indicators:    

  1. The gender pay gap, (37/40)
  2. The distribution gap for individual increases, (20/20)
  3. The distribution gap for promotions, (15/15)
  4. The number of female employees increased on their return from maternity leave, (15/15)
  5. Parity among the top 10 pay. (5/10)

Companies must reach the minimum result of 75/100, otherwise they have three years to implement corrective actions.

Elkem Silicones France gets 92 points out of 100

This score of 92/100 for the year 2021, significantly above the required minimum points, testifies our company's commitment to professional equality between women and men.

Elkem’s commitment to Sustainability

Sustainability is central to our business strategy. Our mission is to provide advanced material solutions shaping a better and more sustainable future, adding value to our stakeholders globally.

Elkem defines sustainability work as continuous efforts to maximise our positive impact on the environment and societies around us, as well as to minimise any negative impact. As a global company, we affect the environment and communities around the world every day. And through the products we make, we have a foot print in our supply chain and make new solutions possible.

Disclosure is a primary part of this engagement, and we can proudly state that in 2020, Elkem received a Gold rating from Ecovadis and was ranked by CDP in the Climate A List.

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About Elkem ASA

Elkem is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced material solutions shaping a better and more sustainable future. The company develops silicones, silicon products and carbon solutions by combining natural raw materials, renewable energy and human ingenuity. Elkem helps its customers create and improve essential innovations like electric mobility, digital communications, health and personal care as well as smarter and more sustainable cities. With a strong track record since 1904, its global team of more than 7,000 people has a joint commitment to stakeholders: Delivering your potential. In 2021, Elkem was rated among the world’s leading companies on climate, with a roadmap towards net zero emissions by 2050, and achieved an operating income of NOK 33.7 billion. Elkem is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker: ELK).

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