In January 2015, Alma Media signed the Diversity Undertaking and subsequently drafted an action plan for the development of diversity in the company. Alma Media is committed to providing equal opportunities for employees, identifying and using individual skills and needs and managing its employees and customers in a fair manner.
The significance of employee diversity is increasing in the aging and increasingly international society. At Alma Media, this trend is reflected in, amongst other things, distribution operations, as a significant proportion of Alma Media's newspaper delivery personnel are of non-Finnish origin. Immigrants represent slightly over 17 per cent of all distribution employees, and in Pirkanmaa this figure is as high as approximately 26 per cent.
Diversity is also reflected in different age groups being well represented among employees. Alma Media has adopted the average retirement age as a metric for monitoring employee well-being and diversity as well as social responsibility. In 2015, the average retirement age was 64,5 years (2014: 63).
Supporting well-being at work and providing opportunities for flexible working arrangements such as remote and part-time work can help match work with different life stages.