Corporate responsibility management

Corporate responsibility is integrated in Hansel’s strategy, and it is considered an enabling factor applying to all operations, in the same way as digitalisation, competence, innovation and efficiency. In the Executive Committee, corporate responsibility is included in the Director of Finance’s job description, 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 process and communications. 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 also in charge of responsibility-related working instructions and processes. Preparation of a new way of considering responsibility in tendering, which is based on the final results, started in 2018. The operating model more comprehensively covers all of the three aspects of responsibility, and it will be included as part of the tendering process by the end of 2019.

Distribution of information regarding responsibility matters and providing internal support in tendering projects are important parts of corporate responsibility efforts. Team members participate in corporate responsibility related events and training sessions organised by various stakeholders. In addition, Hansel employees themselves provide training in various events focusing on responsible procurement.

Some corporate responsibility efforts are carried out with joint procurement units in other countries. Cooperation between the Nordic countries, in particular, has been strengthened by sharing information and exchanging experiences. Cooperation with NGOs has also been increased.

Priorities in Hansel’s responsibility efforts are determined in the materiality matrix, which was updated for this report.

Corporate responsibility reports at Hansel

The results of our corporate responsibility efforts are presented in a Corporate Responsibility Report published annually in Finnish, Swedish, and English. Hansel’s Corporate Responsibility Report has been integrated into the Annual Report. With regard to corporate responsibility, the Annual Report presents key information for 2018 and provides information about interesting events and achievements related to corporate responsibility. The corporate responsibility report relating to events in 2017 was published on 19 April 2018. Reports are prepared in accordance with the principles set forth in the GRI Standards.

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. Photos: Lasse Lecklin, Aki Rask, iStock. All pictures of the Annual Report feature Hansel’s own experts.

For additional information, please contact Hansel’s communication experts:

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 The report is published only in online format for the sixth time in a row. The report was verified by KPMG Oy Ab.

Materiality assessment
Hansel’s corporate responsibility efforts and the related communications are based on a materiality matrix, which provides guidance in the application of the GRI Standards to the company’s reports.
Code of Ethics
The Code of Ethics provides the foundation for Hansel’s practices and policies. The Code of Ethics has been approved by Hansel’s Board of Directors, and its implementation is the responsibility of the Managing Director, who uses the management system as an aid in this work.
Calculation of key figures