The Group works hard to ensure a discrimination-free environment, where every  employee is treated equally, independently of their gender, origin, ethnicity, skin  color, language, religion or personal philosophy.

One of the Group’s goals is to provide a workplace without discrimination because of disabilities. The company will arrange for individually adapted workplaces and work tasks where possible for employees or work applicants with disabilities.

The Group has always emphasized individual skills, performance and responsibility in its recruitment policy and salary system. Furthermore, the Group at all times ensures equal employment opportunities and rights for all employees, both men and women. The Group has an international working environment and a number of our employees are from other countries. Several of our companies have  multinational workforces.

In recent years, the Group has seen an increase in the proportion of woman in previously traditional "male-dominated" occupations, such as aquaculture and wild fish. We see the same trend in different study directions for the seafood industry. This will lead the way for a better balance in the future.

Lerøy finds that the gender balance is positive for the psychosocial work environment. In recent years, the Group has seen an increase in the proportion of women in the companies, and aims to increase the proportion of women further in the coming years.

  2020 2020 2019 2019
  % Male % Female % Male % Female
Board of Directors 57 43 57 43
Audit Committee 50 50 50 50
Governance Committee 80 20 83 17
Managers with personnel responsibilities 80 20 - -
Total employees 63.5 36.5 65 35
Managers in the Group with responsibility for personell 82.93 17.07 70.63 24.38

The Group will initiate a project in 2021 that will assess any measures to increase the proportion of women.

Percentage of women and men in different countries

  Norway France Sweden Finland Portugal Spain Italy USA Turkey The Netherlands
Male 2484 85 171 22 36 113 0 3 32 174
Female 1082 76 79 22 24 205 1 2 27 274