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Vattenfall - Women and health

Vattenfall has organised an internal international congress for women in Berlin the 23rd of May

2003-05-18

During the recent years, Vattenfall has grown from being a Swedish energy company to become one of the larger European energy corporations - the Vattenfall Group. Vattenfall is today mainly operating in Germany, Sweden, Poland and Finland. The number of employees is 34,000, whereof about 22,000 employees are working in Germany. A lot of efforts and work have been done – and is to be done - to create one company with the same core values and company philosophy, though with respect for cultural differences.

In order to particularly set the female topic on the agenda, Vattenfall has organised an internal international congress for women in Berlin the 23rd of May. The purpose of the congress is to embrace Vattenfalls new core values as well as female career and cross-cultural questions in both workshops and in speeches by special invited speakers. Another important purpose with the congress is to put the light on the individuals health versus the hectic working life of today, and how to prevent and deal with stress related conditions. As a further activity within the field of health, our congress participants will also take part in the Berlin Womens Race. This means, that around 160 female Vattenfall employees will run the 10 km in Berlin.

We also see this congress and the Berlin Womens Race as the beginning of a female international network within the company in order to continue and help the integration process between our different companies and people in the Vattenfall Group.

Tomas Sjulander
Responsible Diversity
Vattenfall Group Function Human Resources


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