Christy Wang, Chairperson for Ørsted Taiwan, says: “At Ørsted, we believe that talent is diverse by nature and that our differences help us realise our vision of creating a world that runs entirely on green energy. By fostering a culture that embraces diversity, values equity, and promotes inclusion, we ensure all individuals are respected for who they are, valued for their unique perspectives and rewarded fairly for what they achieve, regardless of their age, race, ethnicity, place of birth, gender or whether they have a disability.”
Over 90% satisfaction rate for flexible working and open communication
In the HR Asia “Best Companies to Work For” survey, Ørsted Taiwan employees had 92% satisfaction rate for “open communication and cooperation” and “flexible working arrangements,“ which was 15% higher than the average satisfaction rate of the surveyed companies.
One good example for the “flexible working arrangements” is well evidenced by the industry-leading parental leave policy newly launched by Ørsted Taiwan in March. The policy provides 20 weeks of fully paid leave for employees as primary caregiver for their new-born babies and 12 weeks for the secondary caregiver and is applicable to every Taiwan employee regardless gender, location, and type of work they do.
Top performer for equal opportunities with “Ørsome” characters
At Ørsted Taiwan, DEI is embedded in the business strategy and central to all decisions, including recruitment and talent development. The framework is underpinned by nine key “Ørsome” characteristics that contribute to professional expertise: ambition, intelligence, originality, honesty, leadership, compassion, commercial awareness, curiosity, and perseverance. Age, ethnicity, or cultural background have no bearing on these traits.
Other examples of equal opportunities are represented by the gender ratio of employees at Ørsted Taiwan and the significant number of female professionals at senior management team. Ørsted Taiwan's workforce consists of 63% male and 37% female employees, on par with the company's global goal to gender ratio of 6:4 by 2030. In addition, over half of the Asia-Pacific senior management team are females, including the chairperson of Taiwan.
Celebrating diversity and promoting inclusiveness
In the Taipei office, there are more than 180 employees from 13 different nationalities. Ørsted Taiwan utilized “Insights Discovery” psychometric tool to provide a shared language for employees, promoting self-awareness and understanding of different traits to foster effective communication, enhance collaboration and teamwork, as well as cultivate strong connections among employees to achieve success as a team.
Moreover, Ørsted supports several internal inclusion networks and initiatives such as “GenderIN” sessions to promote an inclusive workplace culture of respect and equal opportunity. These groups encourage discussions, lead on educational activities, and provide guidance for company policymaking.
These efforts are well reflected in the HR Asia results, with over 85% of employees expressing satisfaction in feeling comfortable to discuss their beliefs and cultural experience in the workplace as well as their strong confidence in the company to ensure inclusivity.