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.

437.9
MEUR

net sales

50.1
MEUR

operating result (EBIT)

18.1
%

return of equity (ROE)

1.08
EUR

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

1,900+

employees globally

4.14
/5

employee engagement

13
%

R&D investments

300

product families

Value creation 2021

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Value creation model 2021

 

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.

Employee reading a book at the office

Value for employees

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

100
%

renewable electricity

4.12
/5

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Index

90
%

of purchases (spend) from ESG-rated suppliers

94
%

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.

Wind energy offshore

EU sustainable finance taxonomy

The EU Taxonomy Regulation requires companies falling within the scope of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive to report certain indicators on the extent to which their activities are sustainable as defined by the EU Taxonomy Regulation. There are six key objectives in the EU Taxonomy Regulation, out of which the first two are climate change mitigation and climate change adaptation.