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Responsible growth for the battery value chain
Responsible growth for the battery value chain

Sustainability

Responsible growth for the battery value chain

Basis of our work

The Finnish government has given our company an important mandate: to responsibly maximise the value of minerals extracted in Finland. Accordingly, our investments are geared towards societal impacts, contributing to sustainable development of the battery value chain, and taking responsibility for the environment and climate.

Our social responsibility manual is the ISO 26000 standard, which requires compliance with the rule of law, ethical behaviour, and corporate accountability. The guideline is based on a comprehensive approach in which the core is the organisational governance.

This is how we operate

We encourage open conversation

Within our company, we maintain a corporate culture based on open conversation, because in our view, this is conducive to sustainability. We encourage our employees to speak up about anything that concerns them, to their supervisor, to the occupational safety and health representative, to an HR representative or to occupational health care, in confidence if necessary. Matters of ethical concern may also be raised through the notification channel accessible at the bottom of this web site.

Government resolution addresses sustainability

As a state-owned company, we are governed by the Government Resolution on State Ownership Policy. The decision-in-principle of the present government addresses a number of aspects of sustainability, such as the environment and nature, human rights, people matters, combating corruption, risk management, and tax matters.

More about our company culture.

Read more about sustainability

Blogs / 20.04.2022

Europe increasingly needs responsible mining activities

Finland cannot be a pioneer in the development of green technology while outsourcing the production of vital minerals to third countries outside Europe at the same time, writes Jani Lösönen in our blog.

Finland cannot be a pioneer in the development of green technology while outsourcing the production of vital minerals to third countries outside Europe at the same time, writes Jani Lösönen in our blog.

Blogs / 07.01.2022

Towards emission-free maritime transport

The shipbuilding industry is already developing battery technology that would bring ships into the hybrid age, Steveco Oy’s Kari Savolainen explains in our blog.

The shipbuilding industry is already developing battery technology that would bring ships into the hybrid age, Steveco Oy’s Kari Savolainen explains in our blog.

Blogs / 02.12.2021

Critical rare earth elements could be produced sustainably in Europe

A European rare earth element value chain for the availability of critical raw materials would be achievable with sufficient support, Development Manager Kaisa Kiipula writes in our blog.

A European rare earth element value chain for the availability of critical raw materials would be achievable with sufficient support, Development Manager Kaisa Kiipula writes in our blog.