Hoeganaes Corporation Europe has signed the Romanian Diversity Charter

We are very happy to welcome Hoeganaes Corporation Europe SA into the Romanian Diversity Charter family, celebrating their commitment to diversity and inclusion in both their workforce and corporate culture.

“Excellence has always been our target throughout the services and products we provide to our customers as well, as for the work environment we create for our employees. Our corporate values define us as a company and show that we are committed to continuously improving our customer and employee experience.

At Hoeganaes Corporation Europe, diversity is valued and drives us to being more effective and innovative. This is why we have created a safe environment for our people to discuss openly and raise their hand whenever they feel they need to do it.

As a proof that what we say is also what we believe and do, currently almost half of the management team is represented by women. Even though the Powder Metallurgy and Powder Production industry was dominated by men in the past and as a proof that what we say is also what we believe and do, currently almost half of the management team is represented by women.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion creates a competitive advantage for our company, a safe environment for our people and value for our customers.”

Dănut-Emil Jilavu, General Manager at Hoeganaes Corporation Europe

Hoeganaes Corporation Europe SA is one of the few remaining factories in the field of metallurgy from Romania. We produce different types of iron powder. Most of our powder goes to export, where our customers use it to make machine parts, parts made by 3D printers and more. At Hoeganaes Corporation Europe, we have over 140 employees, with over 27 years of experience in metallurgy, but also young employees who come with energy and desire for knowledge. We embrace innovations, we believe that changes challenge us, so from 2021 we started to use artificial intelligence. We are part of GKN Powder Metallurgy Group and we can say that within our global organization, and with our customers and business partners, we join forces in order to develop the best solutions. Integrity, reliability, ownership and diversity guide us in our daily work and unleash everyone’s full potential. We win by working together to create innovative solutions in a sustainable way, while our legacy makes us resilient.

The official launch of the Romanian Diversity Charter took place on April 18, 2018, making Romania the 21st country in the European Union to adopt a Diversity Charter and join the European Diversity Platform. Currently, the Charter has gathered 225 signatories, representing approximately 270,000 employees from companies, public institutions, and NGOs. These signatories have publicly committed to upholding the principles of the Charter, aiming to make diversity, equal opportunities, and social inclusion recognized and respected values in Romania. Under the guidance of the Charter, numerous initiatives have been implemented, including experience exchanges, workshops, debates, and learning and mentorship programs. Since 2021, the Charter and its signatories have jointly celebrated the EU Diversity Month, which aims to promote diversity in the workplace and society as a whole.