Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

At Axpo, we see the diversity of our team as a key success factor. Our colleagues come from all corners of the world, representing different cultures, backgrounds, experiences, perspectives and skills.

Our people – and the diverse richness they contribute – are our most valuable asset. That’s why we cultivate a corporate culture based on mutual respect, dignity, inclusion and belonging. We celebrate the uniqueness of each individual and empower everyone at Axpo to do and be their best.

Christoph Brand, CEO
"Axpo is proudly a diverse company. Our employees come from around 60 different countries, and work in 145 different job profiles."
"One example of our continued commitment to diversity, is our drive to substantially increase the proportion of female employees and managers."
"Diversity, in every respect, has been, is, and will remain, a key success factor for our organization.”

Diversity highlights at Axpo

Firmly rooted in Switzerland, Axpo is international at heart. If you took a tour of the Axpo universe, you’d meet individuals from around 60 nationalities at 31 locations in Europe, the US and Southeast Asia – all working towards our common goal of delivering innovative energy solutions. Our diverse team includes a 26% share of female talent and an inspiring mix of Millennials, Gen X, Baby Boomers and Gen Z. With more than 145 different job profiles, Axpo thrives on the unique ideas and perspectives of our people and all of them contribute their experience, expertise and a passion for advanced solutions.

Actions not words

We recognise that Axpo’s diverse team has a range of needs, and we seek to cater to these through attractive employment conditions. Axpo empowers everyone to develop and express themselves, both professionally and personally.

We offer flexibility

It’s important to us that our people can give their best at work every day, and that they feel empowered and safe to be true to themselves. We understand that every situation is unique and deserves flexibility and support. Axpo’s people enjoy part-time arrangements, flexible hours, opportunities to work from home and help with childcare costs.

We enable all our people

We know that the best solutions come from combining different viewpoints. Our networks for female executives and junior staff across all functions encourage discussion, development and mutual support. We also help our people to connect informally through Axpo’s Culture Club or Sports Club.

We value gender diversity

We’re a proud member of Advance, the leading business association for gender equality in Switzerland. In addition, we work closely with SVIN, the association for female engineers.

We celebrate diversity

We celebrate the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, as well as International Women’s Day. Marking occasions like these is just one way we take a clear stance on these thought-provoking topics.

We commit to fair recruitment

We recognise the role that diverse teams play in our company’s success and performance. That’s why we strive to be inclusive at every stage of the hiring process. Our recruiters get regular training to safeguard an unbiased and fair recruitment process for all.

Work in progress

We pledge to engage in dialogue and challenge ourselves continuously on what it means to prioritise diversity, inclusion and belonging. As we grow and develop, we’re committed to learning and evolving in this area and will continue to expand our diversity and inclusion initiatives.