Zero-tolerance and educated managers
Our zero tolerance for any type of inappropriate behaviour is carefully described in the bank’s politics, guidelines and internal communication. “As the debate in Denmark has been flaring, we are increasing the internal communication on the subject, because it is very important that we continuously speak openly about it and are crystal clear on what is acceptable behaviour in an inclusive and safe work environment,” says Karsten Breum.
In Danske Bank, all managers are educated to be able to spot and act on inappropriate behaviour at the workplace. “Generally, the number of cases is very low, but there may be a grey area of cases that are not reported, and we therefore continue to encourage openness and disassociate ourselves from harassment of any kind,” Karsten Breum says and continues, “one case is simply one too many – also in a company with 22,000 employees – so we are following the development closely and continue to communicate the zero tolerance clearly.”