Corporate responsibility management

Responsibility is integrated in Hansel’s strategy, and it is one of the main strategy themes. In the Executive Committee, corporate responsibility is included in the job description of the Director of Finance, who chairs the Corporate Responsibility Team.

The Corporate Responsibility Team, which convenes regularly, consists of experts from various functions within the organisation, such as financial administration, the legal team, category management, procurement development, tendering and customer relations. The basis for the corporate responsibility work is the company’s strategy, which is implemented in the form of various projects and activities.

“The Corporate Responsibility Team is in charge of responsibility-related working instructions and processes.”

The Corporate Responsibility Team is in charge of responsibility-related working instructions and processes, such as the responsibility analysis that was introduced in 2019. Distribution of information regarding responsibility matters and providing internal support in tendering projects are important parts of corporate responsibility efforts. As a founding member, Hansel also has an important role in the Competence Centre for Sustainable and Innovative Public Procurement (the KEINO Competence Centre). Some corporate responsibility efforts are also carried out with joint procurement units in other countries and NGOs.

Priorities in Hansel’s responsibility efforts are determined in the materiality matrix, which was updated for this report. The overall progress and efficiency of the chosen actions are assessed by the Corporate Responsibility Team.

Corporate responsibility reports at Hansel

The results of our corporate responsibility efforts are presented in the Corporate Responsibility Report, which is published annually in Finnish, Swedish, and English, integrated into the Annual Report. With regard to corporate responsibility, the Annual Report presents key information for 2019 and provides information about interesting events and achievements related to corporate responsibility. The corporate responsibility report relating to events in 2018 was published on 2 April 2019. Reports are prepared in accordance with the principles set forth in the GRI Standards.

The reporting for 2019 complies with the previous reports up to 1 September 2019. After the merger that took place on 2 September 2019, the information applies to the new, larger Hansel.

The report includes a table presenting the content of the report sorted by materiality themes, the GRI Standards used, as well as instructions on where the information can be found in the report. If a piece of information is not available, it is mentioned in the table alongside an explanation for the omission. Some pieces of information are included in the financial statements.

The report has been put together by Hansel’s communications department together with advertising agency SST. The entire Corporate Responsibility Team participates in the preparation of the report, and it is approved by the Executive Committee. The Responsibility Report is also submitted to the Board of Directors for information.

Photos: Lasse Lecklin, Aki Rask, Olli-Pekka Latvala and Hansel communications. All photos in the Annual Report feature Hansel’s experts.

Additional information:
Johanna Kaalikoski
Communications Manager
Tel. +358 29 4444 289

Laura Helle
Specialist in Marketing Communications
Tel. +358 29 4444 242

Hansel’s corporate responsibility report is available at (in Swedish and in English This report is being published exclusively online for the seventh time. The report was verified by KPMG Oy Ab, Authorised Public Accountants.