People in Focus

People are at the heart of our business. Offering a sustainable workplace for everyone working at, or indirectly for Elekta through our suppliers, is key for long-term success.

Without our people, we could not innovate new, state-of-the-art cancer treatment solutions. Elekta is a global employer with more than 4,000 employees, and our nearly 500 direct material suppliers together employ hundreds of thousands of workers. We take our responsibility as an employer and purchaser seriously, ensuring we safeguard labor rights at Elekta and throughout our supply chain.

Elekta offers a workplace with an opportunity to work for a higher purpose. Our employees collectively make a difference in the lives of patients around the world. Attracting and retaining qualified employees is a precondition for us to keep our successful position as innovator of cancer treatments. We offer a wide range of opportunities for our employees, such as acquiring diverse skills, gaining international experience, and accessing personal development and career advancement. Our aim is to create a culture and workplace where employees can grow professionally as well as personally.

One of our long-term goal is to increase the underrepresented gender (today female) in senior leadership positions to 30 percent by 2022/23. We aim to achieve this by evaluating candidates to new roles fairly, identifying new hires with high potential for managerial roles, ensuring a balanced gender distribution in our leadership programs, and developing processes for equal pay for equal work.

Our approach for this area is outlined in our People and Human Rights Policy and progress is evaluated against clear targets and reported annually.

Every supplier Elekta engages with must have signed our Supplier Code of Conduct. To read more about how we engage with our suppliers, we refer you to the Sustainable Sourcing Program, described in the Annual Sustainability Report and in the Modern Slavery Statement.

Goal 5, Gender equality
Goal 8, Decent work and economic growth

Applicable sustainable development goals


5.5 Ensure full participation in leadership and decision-making
5.C Adopt and strengthen policies and enforceable legislation for gender equality
8.5 Full employment and decent work with equal pay
8.7 End modern slavery, trafficking, and child labor
8.8 Protect labor rights and promote safe working environments

Elekta's contribution

Safeguarding the human rights and labor rights of everyone working at Elekta or in our supply chain globally. Ensuring that we offer an inclusive and safe working place.