One plan to improve diversity will be to increase the share of female employees across the company.
To speed up the process the company is developing a mentoring program focused on female leadership and will require that at least one female candidate be considered for every managerial position going forward.
“It is important for SSAB to be able to engage, retain and attract employees with the right skills needed in the steel industry,” SSAB group human resources, procurement and shared services head Monika Guten said.
“Initially we will focus our efforts on gender equality but for SSAB equality means promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace with equal opportunities for everyone.”
Earlier this year the steelmaker announced its sustainability strategy, which included measurable environmental targets.
The company is also focusing on improvements in areas such as health and safety with the goal to be the safest steel company in the world.