Business ethics and compliance

Operating principles 

Valmet’s values, Code of Conduct and related policies form the foundation for sustainable business operations. We strive for globally consistent and transparent management practices so that all our stakeholders can reliably assess the company’s sustainable operations and development. 

Code of Conduct and related policies 

The basis of Valmet’s operations is its Code of Conduct, which creates a uniform and ethical foundation for all our business transactions and work assignments. It also describes our approach to sustainable business operations, people and society and environmental issues. 

Valmet’s Code of Conduct is aligned with the principles set out in the UN Global Compact. The Code addresses topics such as human rights, labor practices, environmental issues, compliance with laws and regulations, fair competition, occupational well-being and safety, and ethical standards throughout the value chain.  

Valmet arranges regular training on its Code of Conduct, anti-corruption principles and competition compliance guidelines to enforce the principles set in the policies. All Valmet's suppliers are required to commit to the principles set in the sustainable supply chain policy, to which compliance is assessed by potential self-assessments and audits.   

Valmet also has in place several policies which guide its and its partners' operations with regard to corruption, bribery and competition compliance. 

Valmet’s policies and commitments: 

  • Code of Conduct 
  • Anti-bribery Policy 
  • Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Policy 
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Policy 
  • Human Rights Statement 
  • Anti-Corruption Policy 
  • Competition Compliance Guidelines 
  • Valmet is a signatory of the UN Global Compact (UNGC) 

Reporting misconduct 

Valmet has in place an anonymous reporting channel that enables our stakeholders to report any violations or breaches of the Code. A report can be made 24/7 via telephone or Internet in native language. The reporting channel is maintained by a third party to guarantee anonymity. 

Valmet's anonymous reporting channel enables its stakeholders to report any violations or breaches of the Code. A report can be made 24/7 via telephone or Internet in native language. The reporting channel is maintained by a third party to guarantee anonymity.                                                      

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