Responsibility commitment

Responsibility at Tulikivi

Tulikivi’s operations are guided by the company’s values, according to which we operate in an eco-nomically, socially and ecologically sustainable manner. We understand the importance of corporate responsibility as a facilitator and enabler of our business. We constantly review the responsibility of our operations in relation to society, the environment and stakeholders. Important stakeholders for Tulikivi are customers, personnel, shareholders, financiers and other partners both in Finland and abroad.

We are committed to the internationally recognized principles of the UN Convention on Human Rights. In 2022, we will incorporate the UNGP policies and principles that guide companies and hu-man rights into all of our processes.

Reliable contract partners are vital for successful operations. When selecting contract partners, Tulikivi takes into account different aspects of responsibility and regularly monitors their implemen-tation throughout the contract period. Tulikivi requires that the contractual partners also demand the implementation of responsibility in their own supply chains.

Content of the undertaking

Article 2 of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights defines equality between people as follows:

Article 2. Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.

In addition, Article 23 and 24 define employees’ rights as follows:

Article 23. 1. Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment. 2. Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work. 3. Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection. 4. Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.

Article 24. Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.

According to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the principles associated with fundamental rights are:

(a) Freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining

(b) Elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour

(c) Effective abolition of child labour

(d) Elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation

Tulikivi demands a commitment to these principles. In addition, Tulikivi requires a contribution to Tulikivi’s efforts towards products and operating methods that are environmentally sustainable and carbon neutral. Among other things, this requires open provision of information on the carbon footprint and other environmental impacts of the products and services.

If the contractual partner becomes aware of a violation of the principles above by any of its subcontractors, it shall report the violation to Tulikivi without delay.

Commitment to the principles above is monitored by audits.

We approve the principles above and undertake to follow them and to provide information on the carbon footprint and other environmental impacts of the products and services we provide. We also consent to be audited on compliance with these principles.