Annual report 2021

In 2021, we helped our customers with global challenges, as the significance of climate change mitigation and adaptation became ever more important topics around the world. During the year, we also received recognition for our sustainability. Vaisala excelled, as the world economy started to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.


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operating result (EBIT)


return of equity (ROE)


earnings per share (EPS)

President and CEO Kai Öistämö & Chair of the Board of Directors Ville Voipio

Chair and CEO's greeting 2021

Solving climate change and responding to other global megatrends are prerequisites for companies wanting to succeed in the future. Demand recovered and discourse on climate change increased in 2021 even amidst the pandemic.

Highlights of 2021


employees globally


employee engagement


R&D investments


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Value creation 2022

Value creation model



Value for customers

Value for customers

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

Value for employees

Value for employees

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

Value for society and the environment

Value for society and the environment

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

Value for investors

Value for investors

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


renewable electricity


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Index


of purchases (spend) from ESG-rated suppliers


of employees working on ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 certified sites

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.

Woman looking at a city

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.