Corporate citizenship is one of Valmet’s sustainability focus areas. As a recognized sustainability leader in our industry, we aim to ensure that all our operations comply with laws and regulations in a socially responsible and globally aligned manner. We recognize our responsibility to respect and promote human rights and require the same of our business partners.
Key figures in corporate citizenship in 2019:
of white collar employees completed sustainability e-learning
million euros support for non-profit organizations
Video: Valmet supports Save the Children’s Child Sensitive Social Protection project in Dungarpur
In 2020, Valmet started to support Save the Children’s Child Sensitive Social Protection project in Dungarpur. Valmet makes annual donations with a target to increase children’s education and improve the care for vulnerable children.
Valmet’s human rights impact assessment
Valmet is committed to the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Within the framework of our Sustainability360º Agenda, we have created a management system for human rights due diligence in our own operations.
Valmet and Save the Children: Collaboration is the best way to make a difference
Laura Puustjärvi, Valmet’s Head of Sustainability, and Anne Haaranen, Save the Children’s Director for International Programs, discuss about their long collaboration and supporting Child Sensitive Social Protection project in Dungarpur, India.
Valmet receives Bronze Class distinction in SAM Sustainability Yearbook 2020
Valmet has received Bronze Class distinction in SAM Sustainability Yearbook 2020 for excellent sustainability performance. Sustainability Yearbook is a comprehensive publication providing in-depth analysis on corporate sustainability.
Valmet´s seasonal donation to Médecins Sans Frontières - Doctors Without Borders
Valmet continues its holiday season tradition to support selected global humanitarian organizations and projects. Every year Valmet's employees globally vote for the donation target, and this year the support goes to Médecins Sans Frontières - Doctors Without Borders.
Valmet maintains its position as a constituent of the Ethibel Sustainability Index Excellence Europe
Valmet has been reconfirmed as a constituent of the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe since October 18, 2019 for the fourth consecutive year. The composition of the indices is reviewed twice a year.
Valmet’s seasonal donation enabled medical care to 3,000 people in Yemen
Valmet’s seasonal donation has helped Save the Children to pay for a mobile health clinic for a month, providing medical care to around 3,000 people.
Valmet's impact to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals
As a global company, Valmet has an opportunity to impact the development of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Valmet's Sustainability360˚ agenda and the connected action plans are aligned with the SDGs. Also, all the targets in Valmet's sustainability action plan contribute to the goals. From the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, Valmet has defined four goals that are the most material for Valmet’s operations.
100 young people learned about the working life at Valmet
A hundred young people learned about the working life at Valmet. Participants to the training periods in the spring and fall included both unemployed people and people participating in the VALMA preparatory vocational education. Three-week training periods were arranged at Valmet sites in Tampere, Pori, Ulvila, Järvenpää, Jyväskylä, Raisio, Kajaani and Espoo.
Valmet supports education of children with SOS Children's Villages of India
For over 50 years, the SOS Children's Villages of India has been providing family-based care for parentless or abandoned children in India. Valmet has been supporting the organization since 2007 by helping its work to benefit children in need of care and protection.