DEI fosters innovation

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Diversity, equality and inclusion

Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning division formally identified and expanded its diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) focus in 2021, building on plans introduced in Hexagon’s sustainability strategy.

Diverse companies perform better. By having an inclusive and equitable organisation that attracts and retains people from a broad cross-section of society, we know we can make our workplace better for all employees. An inclusive environment fosters collaboration and innovation, ultimately improving the technology we develop and our solutions for customers.

DEI initiatives at our organisation are driven by a council structure that provides support and momentum from executives while also allowing every employee to take an active role.

The Divisional DEI Council, which is guided by top-level executives, defines strategy, champions initiatives and establishes and oversees our investment in DEI. One of the investments made was Women’s Leadership Forum that support global objectives, including Hexagon’s goal to achieve at least 30 percent women in leadership positions by 2025.

The establishment of Regional DEI Councils empowers employees to recognize areas of DEI focus and enact change on the local level.

We look to this policy statement, developed at the start of our DEI journey, to guide our decisions:

“At Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning division we are committed to providing a culture of respect and inclusion where all employees and stakeholders are respected, valued and recognised for their contributions. All individuals shall have equal opportunities for success in our organisation. We will strive to have a workforce that represents the diversity in our industry and the communities where we operate.”

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“Attracting and retaining the best employees has been one of the highest-level priorities at Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning division for many years. Our efforts to improve diversity, equity and inclusion among our employees build on that focus by giving us the framework to define and measure what type of organisation we are and how we all fit into it as individuals.”
— Jason Hamilton, Chief Revenue Officer