Legal Gender equity policy

Gender equity policy

We believe in building a safe, equitable workplace that where everyone, regardless of gender, has equal opportunities to succeed, contribute, and thrive.

Over the last 20 years, equality between women and men in the world of work has seen some encouraging improvements, but there remains scope for further progress. The private sector, including employer and business membership organizations, plays an important role in accelerating progress on closing gender gaps in the workplace.

Our vision

We envision a workplace where gender does not dictate one’s opportunities or outcomes. Høst is committed to fostering an environment that promotes fairness, respects diversity, and values the contributions of all employees equally. We strive to dismantle barriers to gender equity and empower every individual to reach their full potential.

Scope of this policy

This policy applies to all facets of our operations at Høst, encompassing all employees, contractors, and business partners. It is designed to ensure that gender equity principles are integrated into our business strategies, practices, and daily actions.

Our commitment

Equal Opportunities

Høst is committed to providing equal opportunities for all employees in hiring, training, development, and promotion. Decisions are based on merit, skills, and qualifications, free from gender bias or discrimination.

Pay Equity

We ensure that our compensation practices are fair and transparent, offering equal pay for work of equal value across all levels of our organization, irrespective of gender.

Work-Life Balance

Recognizing the diverse roles our employees play both in the workplace and at home, Høst supports flexible working arrangements and policies that help balance professional and personal commitments.

Leadership and Development

We are dedicated to nurturing a pipeline of diverse leaders. Høst invests in leadership development programs and mentoring initiatives that are inclusive and supportive of gender diversity.

Safe and Respectful Workplace

Høst maintains a zero-tolerance policy towards discrimination, harassment, or any form of misconduct. We strive to create a workplace culture that respects and celebrates diversity, ensuring all employees feel valued and respected.

Supporting women in business and management

Høst is deeply committed to elevating women into positions of leadership and influence within our organization and the broader business community. We recognize that achieving gender equity requires proactive efforts to support women’s career advancement and representation in business and management roles. To this end, we pledge to:

Mentorship and Sponsorship

Launch mentorship and sponsorship programs specifically designed to support women’s career development, providing guidance, visibility, and opportunities for advancement.

Leadership Training

Offer leadership training and development programs that are tailored to address the unique challenges and barriers women may face in the workplace, equipping them with the skills and confidence to excel in leadership positions.

Networking Opportunities

Facilitate networking opportunities and forums that connect women across the organization and industry, fostering a supportive community where women can share experiences, insights, and encouragement.

Recognition of Achievements

Celebrate and highlight the achievements of women within Høst and the wider business community, showcasing their contributions and setting powerful examples for aspiring women leaders.

Building a futrue that works for women

We’re not just focused on the present but are also committed to shaping a future where gender equity is realized at every level. Building a future that works for women means creating an environment where women’s contributions are valued, their potential is recognized, and their successes are celebrated. To achieve this vision, Høst will:

Inclusive Policy Making

Ensure that our policies and practices reflect the diverse needs and aspirations of women, incorporating their perspectives in decision-making processes to create more inclusive and equitable workplace practices.

Support for Work-Life Balance

Implement and promote policies that support work-life balance, recognizing the importance of flexibility and understanding in accommodating the varying responsibilities and aspirations of all employees, particularly women.

Advocacy and Community Engagement

Actively engage in advocacy and partnerships that support gender equity, not only within our organization but also in our communities and industries. Høst will collaborate with like-minded organizations, participate in forums, and support initiatives that aim to empower women and promote gender equity in the broader societal context.

Continuous Learning and Adaptation

Commit to ongoing learning and adaptation, recognizing that the journey towards gender equity is a continuous one. Høst will regularly review and update its strategies and initiatives to reflect the latest research, best practices, and the evolving needs of our workforce and society.

Reporting and support

Høst encourages open dialogue and provides multiple channels for employees to express concerns or report instances of gender inequity. We ensure that all reports are treated with sensitivity, confidentiality, and are promptly addressed. Support mechanisms, including counseling and mediation services, are available to assist employees affected by gender-related issues.

Ensuring accountability

Monitoring and Evaluation

We regularly monitor and evaluate our gender equity initiatives to assess their effectiveness and identify areas for improvement. We do this through open discussions and anonymous feedback to people are heard and ideas can be acted on.

Training and Awareness

Ongoing education and awareness programs are conducted to foster an inclusive culture and equip our workforce with the knowledge to support gender equity.

Leadership Responsibility

Our leaders play a critical role in championing gender equity, modeling inclusive behavior, and ensuring that policies are effectively implemented and adhered to.

Continuous improvement

Høst is committed to continuous improvement in our journey towards gender equity. This policy will be reviewed and updated regularly to reflect our evolving understanding, global best practices, and the changing needs of our workforce.


Our Gender Equity Policy is more than a commitment—it is a reflection of who we are and what we value. At Høst, we are dedicated to building a workplace that not only drives success but does so on the principles of fairness, respect, and equality. Together, we are forging a path toward a more inclusive and equitable future.