Gender equality at MET Norway
MET Norway aims to ensure equal opportunities regardless of gender. A conscious focus on gender equality work lays the foundation for a good and fair working environment for everyone.
MET Norway has an action plan for gender equality. The action plan contains overall goals for recruitment, salaries, representation in councils and committees, skills development and zero tolerance for unwanted gender-based attention/harassment.
38,5% of the employees MET Norway are women. There are major differences between the various positions/areas of expertise.
The goal is to increase the proportion of women in job groups with less than 40% women, especially in management, engineering and senior research positions.
Women are encouraged to apply for job categories where women are underrepresented. MET Norway practices moderate gender quotas. Where there are a sufficient number of qualified women among the applicants, at least two will be invited to a job interview.
Gender equality shall be practiced in a way that ensures that all employees have the same opportunities for tasks and skills development that promote professional and personal development. Managers have an important responsibility to ensure this.
Skills development shall be a topic in the annual appraisal interviews between employees and their immediate manager.
Gender balance is also taken into consideration in projects, including research projects.
When appointing councils and committees, each gender shall be represented by at least 40%.
MET Norway practices a non-discriminatory salary policy, where all employees shall have the opportunity for salary development based on the individual's qualifications. A salary policy that ensures equal pay between women and men shall be implemented. In order to identify imbalances, various salary statistics are reviewed in preparation for local salary negotiations.
MET Norway’s goal is a working environment that is attractive to everyone. Employee surveys focus on this.
The status of gender balance, gender-segregated salary levels by position group, sickness absence and part-time positions are reported annually in MET Norway’s annual report. Status and proposals for measures to even out any gender inequalities are also presented to the working environment committee and the joint cooperation committee (abbreviated IDF.)
Oslo 1. June 2022