Statoil recognise the value of diversity across our business and have focused on strenghtening women in leadership and professional positions, ensure the right age-profile and build broad international experience in our workforce.

In the oil and gas industry Statoil has a leading position regarding the proportion of women and women in leadership positions. In 2011, the overall percentage of women in the company was 31%, and 40% of the members of the board of directors were women, as were 20% of the corporate executive committee. We aim to increase the number of female managers through our development programmes. The total proportion of female managers in Statoil ASA in 2011 was 26%, and, among managers under the age of 45, the proportion was 32%.

We also pay close attention to male-dominated positions and discipline areas. In 2011, 26% of staff engineers were women, and, among staff engineers with up to 20 years' experience, the proportion of women was 30%.

Statoil believes that being a global and sustainable company requires people with a global mindset. In 2011, 18% of the managerial staff in the Statoil group held nationalities other than Norwegian. Outside Norway, Statoil aims to increase the number of people and managers who are locally recruited, and to reduce long-term, extensive use of expats in our business operations. Building a culture characterised by a global mindset thus includes employing new role models with international experience in leading positions.

During the Statoil 2011 restructuring we have deployed identified talents in new leading positions. The leadership pipeline represents a significant improvement in leadership diversity, and is summarised in the figures below. 

The results from the 2011 Global People Survey survey show that both men and women report satisfaction with their career opportunities in Statoil and the ability to utilise their expertise. We value diversity and provide equal opportunites, and our people score zero tolerance for discimination and harassment high.

Figures "Share of non-Norwegian leaders" and "Share of female leaders": Proportion of female and non-Norwegian managers with personnel responsibility in Statoil ASA and its fully owned subsidiaries 

Figure "Global People Survey": Score in the Global People Survey on a scale from 1 to 6 on selected questions.