2011 2010 2009 2008
 
Diversity
% staff, non-Norwegians  18 42 41 42
% management, non-Norwegians  18 40 40 37
% new hires, non-Norwegians  42 68 59 39
         
Gender equality        
% staff, women  31 37 37 37
% management, women  27 30 29 27
% new hires, women (ASA)  34 28 33 33
% new hires, women  34 40 41 NA
% earnings Unskilled/skilled workers (operations & support), female vs male* (ASA)  98 97 96 NA
% earnings professional staff, female vs male* (ASA)  97 97 97 NA
% earnings managers/executives, female vs male* (ASA)  99 98 98 NA
 
The abbreviation "ASA" indicates that figures are composed of Statoil and Statoil's Norwegian operations. Otherwise, data show the composition of the full Statoil Group including non-Norwegian subsidiaries. Group figures from 2010 are based on estimates from 31.09.2010 which include Statoil Fuel & Retail (SFR). Following a de-merger, the 2011 figures no longer reflect the workforce of SFR. Because a significant proportion of SFR employees were non-Norwegian, the proportion of non-Norwegians appears to decline despite extensive hiring of non-Norwegians into the Statoil Group.
 
* Due to changes in the salary-band structure implemented by Statoil in 2009, equivalent statistics are unavailable for 2008 and 2007.
         
Labour relations        
% staff, member of trade union (ASA) 66 68 69 69
 
Corporate Governance
Independent members, board of directors* 7 7 7 7
Women, board of directors  4 4 4 4
Employee elected, board of directors 3 3 3 3
Non-norwegians, board of directors 3 3 2 2
% meeting attendance, board of directors 93 95 94 97
 
* Statoil's board of directors consists of members elected by shareholders and employees, none of whom are executive officers of the company. The directors elected by Statoil's employees would not be considered "independent", as defined under NYSE Rule 303A.02, but are independent for the purposes of Rule 10A-3(b)(1) of the US securities Exchange Act of 1934, which applies to members of the company's audit committee. Statoil's board of directors has determined that, in its judgement, all of the shareholder-elected directors are independent.