People and performance

People and performanceis one of Valmet’ssustainability focus areasWe have created a strong foundation for people development and top performance, and our 14,000 people around the world are committed to moving our customer’s performance forward. 

We boost employee engagement and develop the best talent 

Valmet believes that an engaged and performance-driven community is built from within. We use the OurVoice survey to measure engagement, performance excellence and values awareness levels, which are important for growing as a company and building a strong Valmet community. We encourage our people to live our shared values by connecting them to our way forward as a company. 

We continuously look for ways to enable individual performance and support development. We utilize our global training portfolio to inspire new thinking, bring minds together, and ultimately support growth and drive our strategic initiatives and Must-Wins. We follow a 70-20-10 approach to learning, in which 70% occurs through on-the-job learning, 20% through learning relationships, and 10% through structured learning. 

We are a responsible employer and promote diversity 

We value teamwork as an important part of our organization’s success and emphasize respectful behavior and a safe, healthy and well-managed working environment in all locations. We set clear expectations for managers and employees through our manager and employee role descriptions, which focus on driving performance, building engagement, supporting development and living our values. 

The Valmet community is a diverse one. We continuously work to build and develop teams from different backgrounds, genders and cultures. Having a diverse workforce creates a more dynamic work environment and leads to new ideas and more competitive products. 

Key figures in people and performance in 2020

90%
Our Voice action completion
40%
positions filled internally
14,046
Employees globally
4,875
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