Socially sustainable business practices

Respect for human rights

Vaisala is committed to respecting human rights as defined in the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights and endorses International Labor Organization's Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. Vaisala does not condone violations of human rights or labor laws in any part of its supply chain. The company takes appropriate measures to ensure that the risk of violations of its Code of Conduct or Supplier Code of Conduct is minimized in its immediate supply chain.

The human rights risks in Vaisala’s supply chain are mitigated by carefully choosing preferred suppliers and working closely with first-tier suppliers, insisting on policies that go beyond the requirements of local laws and obliging them to ensure that human rights are respected also in their supply chains. We also train our sourcing personnel and project managers operating in high-risk areas to identify and manage human rights risks while operating with potential or selected suppliers or subcontractors.

SDG 8 Decent work

Occupational health and safety

Occupational health and safety is an important part of all our activities, from health and safety requirements in product development all the way to product installation. Our occupational health and safety management and development is guided by our ISO 45001 certified occupational health and safety system, which sets the background for continuous improvement. We invest in health and safety training for employees and ensure that people working in risk-prone environments or jobs have the necessary qualifications.

The identification and assessment of occupational health and safety related risks is systematic work, and it is done in cooperation with our employees and other stakeholders. To increase collaboration between employees and the employer, we have established Health and Safety Committees in several locations. We encourage our employees and contractors to proactively report any health and safety risks in the workplace and make suggestions to improve the safety of working conditions and methods.

SDG 8 Decent work

Diversity, equity, and inclusion

In Vaisala, advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion is important from the points of view of employee well-being, attracting new talent, and creating new innovations, for example. By enhancing and fostering diversity and equity in our work community, we can also do our part to promote equality in the society at large.

We aim to treat all our employees and applicants equally in all recruitment, hiring, training, and development as well as compensation or benefits plans regardless of their gender or gender identity, age, ethnic or national background, citizenship, language, religion and belief, opinions, physical or mental disability, health, sexual orientation, or any other reason pertaining to their person.

SDG 10 Reduced inequalities

Prevention of corruption and bribery

Vaisala has a zero tolerance policy towards all forms of corruption. Our International Anti-Corruption Policy strictly forbids offering, giving, soliciting, arranging, demanding, or accepting bribes, whether directly or through third parties. All our employees and business partners must commit to complying with the policy in all situations. We aim to ensure the compliance for example by training our employees and paying special attention to selecting our business partners.

SDG 16 Strong institutions