Annual report 2020

In 2020, Vaisala performed well despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The year was marked by adapting to the new global situation with new ways of working, supplying measurement solutions for the fight against the pandemic, enhancing sustainability matters, as well as by our technology’s journey to Mars.


net sales


operating result (EBIT)


return on equity (ROE)


earnings per share (EPS)

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Annual report 2020

Corporate Governance Statement

Raimo Voipio, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Kai Öistämö, President and CEO

Chairman and CEO's message 2020

Vaisala’s work towards its mission Observations for a better world continued throughout the year, marked by the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Highlights of the year 2020


employees globally

4.23 / 5

employee engagement


R&D investments


product families

Value creation 2020

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Value creation model 2020


Researcher in Vaisala's cleanroom in Vantaa

Value for customers

With our measurement solutions, our customers can make reliable decisions as well as enhance quality and productivity of their operations.

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Value for employees

Solving some of the most difficult challenges of our time, Vaisala offers purposeful work, well-being, and learning for its employees.

Employees sitting and talking at the office

Value for society and the environment

Our measurement solutions enhance information, resource efficiency, and safety in societies.

Employees walking in the office corridor

Value for investors

Vaisala's sustainable business offers responsible returns for its investors.

Environmental performance indicators 2020


renewable electricity


emissions from 2014 baseline (Scope 2)


waste recycling rate (includes reuse, material recycling, and composting)


employees working on ISO 14001 certified sites

Megatrends and UN Sustainable Development Goals

Green city view

UN Sustainable Development Goals

We have identified the most relevant UN Sustainable Development Goals for Vaisala. By integrating the goals to our strategy work, we can better assess our impacts on sustainable development and develop new business and sustainable business practices.

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Global megatrends

The global megatrends are transformational shifts that provide both a source for inspiration and opportunities for growth for Vaisala. Together with our customers, we can create solutions to the societal and environmental needs posed by these trends.