ICA’s initiatives for increased equality
In 2017, ICA Gruppen started the ICA 50/50 initiative, to increase diversity and equality among senior manager positions.
The program ICA 50/50 Potentials was started with the purpose to motivate and support the development of junior, female leaders with potential for higher positions.
ICA Sweden and the ICA Retailers Association has the ambition that 50% of all newly recruited ICA retailers in 2020 should be women. In 2018, the share of women was 20%.
ICA Gruppen is one of Sweden’s most gender equal companies in the Swedish stock market. This according to the AllBright foundation’s report published in the end of 2018. They have reviewed the gender equality in Sweden’s listed companies management teams and boards. ICA Gruppen’s management had, per 31 December 2018, 7 men and 6 women. ICA Gruppen’s board had, per 31 December 2018, 8 men and 4 women.