Diversity and Inclusion

Different Together

Our greatest strength is that we are not all the same. 

We draw upon our differences. 

How we think, who we are, and what we have experienced, to perform better for ERIKS, our customers and each other.

Let's Be Different Together

We believe that diverse and inclusive companies understand their customers better, perform better, make better decisions and are more creative and innovative.

Companies that embrace and encourage diversity and inclusivity and who stimulate a sense of belonging have powerful employer brands which make it easier to attract and retain the best talent.

A Diverse Workforce is Key

At ERIKS we believe that to be a diverse company our workforce needs to mirror the societies in which we live and operate. We are talking about gender, race, religion, age, disability and sexual preference. But we are also talking about different experiences, backgrounds, nationalities, personalities, and thinking styles.

Challenging Bias

Inclusion (driven by strong leadership) is as important to us as diversity. This means challenging our biases and giving every employee the opportunity to develop and progress, cultivating a culture of respect and engagement, where the thoughts, ideas and voices of every single employee are valued.

Choose To Challenge

Here, ERIKS CEO David Gillies and Emma Botfield of RS Components sit down to discuss the topic of diversity & inclusion across industry, highlighting how we can bring our collective knowledge, best practice and progress together into our individual organisations, and what are their aspirations moving into the future. #choosetochallenge

We all have a vital role to play in changing the dynamic of the industry for the better, not just for now, but for generations to follow, and there is no better time than the present to embark on the journey of creating a more diverse and inclusive sector. #diversityinaction #inclusionmatters

International Women in Engineering Day 2021

We would like to say a big THANK YOU to our colleagues for sharing their experiences and suggestions for not only making International Women in Engineering Day this year special but being a force of inspiration. Here at ERIKS, we challenge ourselves to create a community where we come together for improvement, collaboration and inclusivity. 

Join us in celebrating this international day of recognition and appreciation. 

International Women's Day

 

It’s International Women’ s Day! At ERIKS, we whole-heartedly endorse this special day as it gives us the opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It also allows us to reflect on how to become a more diverse organization ourselves.

An important element of our D&I strategy is gender diversity. In January, we achieved two very important milestones:

  • ERIKS Management Board: 40% women
  • ERIKS Senior Management: 20% women

 

This is the first time ERIKS achieved such a level of gender diversity. Just 2 years ago there were no women on the Board and our Senior Management was 92% male.  There is still a long way to go. We want to do better. 

 

Read what our senior managers have to say on Diversity and Inclusion at ERIKS

Ellie Radcliffe

Regional Operations Manager

Delves into her role at ERIKS, personal connections to D&I topics, the benefits of diversity within our business, and what can be done to achieve our goals.

 

Sofie Cammers

Division Director, Netherlands

Discusses the decisions that made her join the company, why Diversity & Inclusion are important topics, and her personal thoughts on the diversity of ERIKS as a business.

 

Kathy Theys

Business Development Manager

Speaks about where it all began, her career journey, and how its developed her leadership qualities, and ways on how to get more women into leadership positions.

 

Tatiana Robert

Application Engineer Elastomers

Talks about the love of her role at ERIKS, the importance of women in the engineering industry, highlighting passion as the driver over gender.

 

 

 

#Choose to Challenge

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