Changestartshere

We are great believers of personal responsibility. In our work, the culture we shape and the impression we leave upon the world. Inclusiveness and sustainability starts with us, right here, right now. And it enriches us in every sense of the word.

Ramping up ethnic diversity

The communication industry has for a long time been failing to include people with other ethnical backgrounds than the overrepresented and dominant white. Both in terms of employees internally and those who are visible in communication externally. The result has been, and still is, a skewed reflection of the world’s true representation, and a steppingstone to the structural racism we see in the world today. Although we won’t be able to make racism go away, we do what we can in order to support a change in the field of communication.

Our goal is for our industry to reflect the diversity in society. This is what we do:

  • We staff teams of different race in our productions
  • We show people of color when creating image banks
  • We share our job ads in selective forums to reach underrepresented candidates
  • When recruiting, we use positive different treatment on equal competences to increase diversity


Our initiatives

Essen internship program

To increase the representation of people with underrepresented ethnic backgrounds, we have initiated an internship-program where we exclusively prioritize URM- groups.

Encouraging minority youth

By collaborating with several organizations, we get to work with youth in socio-economically challenged areas. Introducing and inspiring to pursue our line of work. And put branding on the map.

The Essen diversity scholarship

To help underrepresented groups launch a career within design, we have created an entrance scholarship to the foremost design schools in Stockholm and New York. The scholarship is applicable by letter only.

Essen internship program

To increase the representation of people with underrepresented ethnic backgrounds, we have initiated an internship-program where we exclusively prioritize URM- groups.

Encouraging minority youth

By collaborating with several organizations, we get to work with youth in socio-economically challenged areas. Introducing and inspiring to pursue our line of work. And put branding on the map.

The Essen diversity scholarship

To help underrepresented groups launch a career within design, we have created an entrance scholarship to the foremost design schools in Stockholm and New York. The scholarship is applicable by letter only.


Getting equal

Everybody should have equal opportunity to influence and shape Essen. If nothing else because it makes business sense. However, we believe the reasons are so many more. In the past the best have not always been recognized as such, purely on discriminatory grounds.

At Essen such discrimination due to gender, cultural or ethnic background, religious affiliation, age, language, sexual orientation, gender identity and functionalities is not accepted. We can proudly say that we have reached 100% gender equality. However, we believe that equality in all forms is a necessary basis for gaining the expertise and experience required to create tomorrow's brands.

Environmental program

Caring for the environment simply is a must for any progressive company. We are committed to doing our part, however small. No one can do everything, but everyone can do something. This is our contribution:

  • Require our suppliers to always provide environmentally certified products.
  • Recycle every single thing that we can and think before we print.
  • Choose public transport when traveling locally.
  • Go by train instead of plane when travelling farther away, whenever possible.

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