STARK Group signs Diversity Charter Sweden

STARK Group’s Swedish subsidiary, Beijer Byggmaterial, has signed the Diversity Charter Sweden. The Group thereby strengthens its efforts for a more inclusive and diverse workplace. STARK Group has now signed charters for diversity in Sweden and Germany, as well as the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI)’s Gender Diversity pledge.

Beijer Byggmaterial has signed the Diversity Charter Sweden, a commitment to increase and work for more diversity and inclusion in the workplace. By signing the Diversity Charter and participating in its activities, Beijer commits to creating and maintaining an inclusive working environment, as well as exchanging experiences and developing knowledge for a successful way of working with diversity.

HR Director of Beijer Byggmaterial, Ulrika Wikberg says:

“At Beijer, sustainability is important – including being a sustainable workplace. Part of that is having employees with different perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds to support us on our strategic journey. We believe that a diverse workforce allows us to develop as a company and become even better at serving our customers. That is why Beijer is taking part in the Diversity Charter, so we can learn more from others and create a culture and workplace where everyone feels valued and respected and can be themselves and reach their full potential.”

Since 2020, STARK Group has been a signatory of the UN Global Compact. A commitment to integrate the Global Compact’s Ten Principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption and to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

About Diversity Charter Sweden

The Diversity Charter Sweden is a non-profit association that was initiated in December 2010 by A-search, Skanska, Volvo Car Group, Scandic, Loreal Sverige, Lectia, Axfood, Sodexo, Managing Diversity and Novartis. The Diversity Charter Sweden highlights the benefits of cultural, demographic and social inclusion within organisations and supports policies and processes to strengthen a work environment free of bias and discrimination.

About STARK Group

STARK Group is a leading business-to-business distributor of heavy building materials for the construction industry in the Nordics and Germany, with a strategic focus on serving the professional builders.

STARK Group has revenue of approx. EUR 5 billion and serves c. 10,000 suppliers and 260,000 customers from its +485 locations. Headquartered in Denmark, STARK Group has approx. 11,700 employees in Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Norway. The Group has doubled in size over the last couple of years through acquisitions and organic growth, and today, it holds a leading national or regional position in all markets.

About Beijer Byggmaterial

Beijer Byggmaterial AB is Sweden's largest retailer and distributor of building materials with 113 branches across Sweden. The company serves both building professionals and home professionals with high-quality building materials, tools and services. Beijer Byggmaterial has a revenue of approx. SEK 10 billion, employs around 2,500 employees and is part of STARK Group.

Kaspar Bach Habersaat