Reporting principlesTikkurila’s annual corporate responsibility report is a part of the Annual Report. The entire corporate responsibility report is published in the Responsibility section on the company’s website. The report focuses on responsibility issues relevant to Tikkurila and is aimed at all parties interested in corporate responsibility and Tikkurila.
In 2010, Tikkurila started applying the international G3 guidelines issued by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in its sustainability reporting. GRI is an international community that develops guidelines for sustainability reporting. The purpose is to promote reliable, intelligible and comparable reporting of information. In addition, Tikkurila’s sustainability reporting is based on the Group’s corporate responsibility program renewed in 2009.
KPMG has assured Tikkurila's 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report, which is published on the Group's website in the Responsibility section. The assured content on the website is marked with a statement "This page has been reviewed by KPMG as a part of its assurance of Tikkurila’s Corporate Responsibility reporting for 2012. Please refer to Assurance Report for a full description of the conclusions and the scope and nature of assurance offered." The 2012 Corporate responsibility report corresponds to level C+.
The figures presented in the report cover either the Tikkurila Group as a whole or a single Strategic Business Unit (SBU) in accordance with the segment division. The figures of joint ventures, subsidiaries and similar organizations have been reported in relation to the holding and are included in the Group or SBU figures. Tikkurila Zorka, acquired by Tikkurila in July 2011, has been included in the SBU CEE figures as of July 2011. Zorka was included in environmental corporate responsibility reporting as of the beginning of 2012. Figures for subcontractors have not been reported.
The financial key figures presented are mainly based on audited information. Figures related to personnel and the environment are compiled from data generated by different units. In the Group’s financial reporting, the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are applied.
Tikkurila’s website at www.tikkurilagroup.com/responsibility contains a list of the GRI indicators that are covered in the corporate responsibility section of the Annual Report and the Responsibility section of the Group’s website. The indicators to be reported have been determined on the basis of their significance and Tikkurila's Corporate Responsibility program. In addition, the selection was affected by the availability of historical data and the ability to collect information within the reporting schedule.