We drive change in our markets by promoting sustainable choicesAccording to its strategy, Tikkurila provides consumers and professionals with user-friendly and sustainable solutions for surface protection and decoration.
We are committed to actively develop high-quality and eco-efficient solutions, and to create added value throughout the entire product life-cycle. The key in our operations is to help our customers make sustainable choices, and to be the long-term preferred partner for our stakeholders. We take care of the environment we operate in. Tikkurila is a safe and reliable employer that promotes innovativeness and openness in all of its operations.
Tikkurila’s corporate responsibility is based on the economic, social and environmental performance, which is tightly linked to our values, strategy and daily business operations. Our internal sustainability targets, external stakeholders’ expectations as well as changing regulations have affected corporate responsibility matters being integrated into our operations more closely.
In 2012, Tikkurila focused on further developing the processes in corporate responsibility and in its management. Group-level sustainability framework and themes were discussed and defined with the Group management and the Board of Directors. Also the country-level practical focus areas and actions were specified together with the country-level management.
As a part of the continuous development of business operations, the actions to support the company's sustainability and to better serve the various stakeholders in the Tikkurila Group countries have been carried out throughout the year. In addition, the measures have been carried out to improve well-being of employees, internal cooperation and safety at work. In 2012, also the risk management processes were developed further.
We continuously and systematically strive to improve our operations. We aim at taking a more systematic approach to sustainability in order to further integrate environmental and social aspects into our operations. In 2013, our sustainability focus, in accordance with our strategic and sustainability development objectives will be on:
- user experience of our customers and distribution partners;
- well-being and competence development of our employees;
- eco-efficiency of our operations and life-cycle thinking;
- prudent financial management and solid long-term cash flow
- good corporate citizenship
Sustainability managementThe guiding principles for our corporate responsibility performance are the values, the Code of Conduct, the Corporate Responsibility program, and the HSE guidelines, which ensure a proactive way of working in the field of sustainability.
Tikkurila's Management Board has the overall responsibility for the company's sustainability performance within the sustainability framework agreed by the Board of Directors as a part of the strategy process. The Management Board defines the sustainability focus areas together with the Corporate Responsibility project team, and reviews the sustainability performance. Tikkurila's Corporate Responsibility project team is responsible for the group-level sustainability performance, coordinating the activities and development actions in their areas of responsibility as well as providing the necessary information to the managemesnt. The management at each business unit and function is responsible for the local implementation, monitoring and reporting of sustainability issues based on the Group and local agenda.