In the interest of humans
What does sustainability have to do with people? It turns out, everything.
A short path to belonging
We’re fostering a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture for our people. But first – what do these concepts mean to us?
We can only achieve our vision to shape the future of society through technology by working enthusiastically with the following areas:
Let’s look at two of these...
Closing the gender gap
Men still outnumber women in many industries – not least in software. As of December 2022, we have:
How are we improving the balance?
We’re taking gender distribution into account throughout the recruitment process. The same is true in our talent and graduate programmes, which we rely on to find and cultivate our future leaders.
- In cases where a gender is underrepresented in a role, we might invite a more balanced set of candidates to interviews.
- We make sure that the people who represent Visma at school activities and interviews for our graduate programs are diverse.
- We have internal guidelines for using inclusive language in job ads.
- We’re working to make tech a more attractive career path in society.
Embracing our uniqueness
You can’t manage what you don’t measure. So we ask our people how they perceive Visma’s diversity and inclusion (D&I) in a monthly index. Here’s where we are as of February 2023:
The inclusion score is on a scale of –100 to +100.
Our score of 63 is in the top 10% of the IT industry.
To do that, we are:
- looking at people’s monthly feedback to see how we can improve
- sharing stories internally about biases people have experienced to increase awareness on how these affect inclusion
- promoting inclusion as one of our core values and celebrating those who act inclusively
Universal principles, local touch
Our customers and communities
What are we doing for those who depend on us the most?
Access is power
Part of being inclusive is making sure that our products are accessible to all, including those with a disability. Everyone should have equal opportunity in society and the workplace. Having mental or physical limitations is not in itself disabling – inaccessible products are.
AI – as ethical as we make it
AI and machine learning have a role to play in sustainability, by improving efficiency and thereby reducing emissions.
But less talked about are AI’s social impacts. How can we make sure that AI excludes the human biases that are responsible for so much inequality we see today?
Transparency. Awareness. Compliance. Risk.
Dig deeper into these terms and you’ll see how Visma’s security, privacy, and data protection efforts are a vital part of keeping societies running.
Sustainability Report 2022