At the last count, the Nokia Group employed approximately 98,000 people around the world: not bad for a company that started life as a small riverside paper mill in Finland.
In 2012, the Devices & Services and HERE businesses together employed approximately 40,000 people from over a hundred different nationalities. And approximately 40% of them were women.
Such diversity is crucial to our success so far – and to our continued success in the future. We’re operating in various markets and employees from diverse backgrounds can give us invaluable insights into our customer bases. Just as important, a mix of cultures, genders, age groups, beliefs, interests and opinions in the workplace helps foster debate, discussion, ideas and innovation. Not to mention making Nokia a more enjoyable, stimulating and rewarding place to spend your working day.
Doing things the Nokia Way
Commitment to diversity is just part of what we call the Nokia Way – the core values and shared philosophy that make our company tick. Creativity, empowerment, openness, collaboration, and consideration for people and the environment – these are all integral to the way we do business. But above all, it’s about being human in everything we do – respecting and caring, even in tough business situations.
Learn more about how we look after our workforce and our ethical practices in the Green & ethical operations section of the site.