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Sustainability is an enormous business prospect for Cargotec. We are a knowledge and engineering company, and our employees are an integral part of our competitiveness. We trust our people are the key in creating customer value through innovation, experimentation, learning and adapting new
skills in a complex and ever changing world.

Safety, wellbeing, working conditions, and human rights are seen as the most material topics in terms of social and employee matters. Safety covers employee, supplier and subcontractor safety as well as the safety of our products and services.

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Our climate ambition work helps us and our customers to become more sustainable.

Our governance structure and practices are the foundation for conducting business.

Cargotec supports diversity and inclusion and has signed the Diversity charter Finland to reflect that commitment. The charter is hosted under the EU Platform of Diversity Charters created in 2010. Diversity Charters encourage organisations (NGOs, public bodies, private companies) to develop and implement diversity and inclusion policies. By signing a charter, the organisation voluntarily commits to promote diversity and equal opportunities in the workplace, regardless of, for example, age, disability, gender, race or ethnic origin, religion or sexual orientation. Becoming a signatory to a Diversity Charter provides for example access to vast peer network, publications and supporting tools for benchmarking, measuring and monitoring.

We, at Cargotec, support diversity by ensuring equal opportunities, rights and treatment for all. Furthermore, as stipulated in the charter, we support fair and inclusive organization, customer orientation, transparent interaction and cooperation, as well as fair management. 

We believe that diversity is a driver for creativity, innovation and growth , as it acts as an incentive for individuals to fully reveal their knowledge, competences and skills. By promoting diversity we strive to create a better social climate and overall environment of acceptance and tolerance. 

We encourage our partners and contractors to endorse and apply the same diversity standards in their business operations. By signing the Charter we have pledged to develop management and service practices supporting diversity within our own organization. By doing so, we also strengthen our reputation as a responsible organization. Here’s the view of our SVP, HR Mikko Pelkonen on why is diversity and inclusion so important for Cargotec: “Diversity comes to us somewhat naturally Cargotec being a globally connected and widespread organisation. Yet, diversity and especially Inclusion needs to be cultivated constantly as it increases the sense of trust and belonging. By promoting diversity and inclusion we aim to help each and every individual to maximize their own potential”.

For more information on the charter please visit here.

The signed charter is available here.

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