Bactiguard among the most equal listed Swedish companies

17 October 2018

Bactiguard climbs on Allbright’s green list, including the most equal listed Swedish companies. With 50 percent women in the management team and two female board members, Bactiguard advances from position 29 to 21 among the 329 listed companies.

AllBright annually ranks the companies on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, from an equality perspective. The most equal companies are found on AllBright’s green list, while the less equal are placed on the yellow list and the male-dominated companies end up in the red list. Bactiguard advanced several positions this year to place 21 (29) on the list which includes all listed companies. In Bactiguard there is a wide variety of different nationalities and languages, with employees from 17 different countries, of which 60 percent are women and 40 percent men. In the executive management team, there are as many women as men and 2 out of five board members are female. Since October this year, the chairman of the Nomination Committee is also a woman.

According to Allbright’s report, the number of equal listed companies increased by one percentage point to 14 percent (47 out of 329 companies) this year and the female CEOs have never been as many. At the same time, one out of four male CEOs has no women in the management team. Women only represent 23 percent of all management groups and eight out of ten listed companies still have male-dominated management teams. The board representation is slightly better, 34 percent of the board members in the listed companies are women. The report also concludes that the most equal companies can be found within the healthcare and real estate businesses.

AllBright is a non-political and non-profit foundation that works in favour of gender equality and diversification in leading positions in business. AllBright works actively to promote and influence decision makers in business to work consciously and focused to increase the number of women in senior positions. The Foundation continuously reviews business leaders and boards to highlight the issue of representation. AllBright wants to shift the debate from discussing problems to reaching solutions.

About Bactiguard
Bactiguard is a Swedish medical device company with a mission to save lives. To achieve this mission, we develop and supply infection prevention solutions which reduce the risk of healthcare associated infections and the use of antibiotics. This way, we save significant costs for healthcare and the society at large. Bactiguard’s technology prevents bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation on medical devices.
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