Corporate Social Responsability
Norconsult’s CSR strategy was originally launched with three pillars; children and young people, expertise and a local supporter. In connection with the new strategy period starting in 2019, we decided to include a fourth pillar; equality and diversity. Norconsult is making a focused effort to increase both diversity and the percentage of women in business. This requires us to set an example and support organisations and measures to promote these aims.
In 2019, we continued our long-standing collaboration with the MOT organisation, which works to create robust young people in a society that includes everyone. MOT is a fixed element of our INTRO course for new employees.
Since 2014, Norconsult has partnered with the organisation Engineers Without Borders (EWB), a special interest organisation that provides expertise in engineering to Norwegian aid organisations. The agreement gives our employees an opportunity to travel abroad to contribute expertise in vulnerable countries and areas. In Sweden, Norconsult has entered into a separate agreement with Engineers Without Borders and our architects at Nordic collaborate with Architects Without Borders (AWB), which is a corresponding organisation for architects.
In Norway, we collaborate with Norway’s mathematics and science high school NRG, which is the only approved upper secondary profile school offering in-depth instruction in mathematics, natural science and technology in Norway. The purpose of the agreement is to contribute to greater interest in mathematics and science from secondary school age.
In Norway Norconsult has entered into a three-year collaboration with the cross-country skiing team, Team Norconsult. The team focuses on young senior athletes, and it is the first ever senior cross-country team in Asker and Bærum. Norconsult and the team hope that the collaboration will help make sport even more enjoyable for young people in local grass-roots sports by keeping good role models in the local community.
Norconsult continued its collaboration with the patient and peer organisation Sarkomer in 2019. Two employees act as mentors for patients with sarcoma, and provide guidance and
support during or after the patients’ treatment.