Corporate responsibility

The UN Association of Finland defines the components of corporate responsibility as economic, environmental, and social responsibility.

Teleste's environmental policy

Economic responsibility includes ensuring the commercial sustainability of operations, anti-corruption activities, and the payment of taxes. Environmental responsibility involves considering the environmental impacts arising from a company’s operations, as well as their measurement and reporting. Social responsibility includes operating methods, labour practices, and working conditions that are fair and in line with human rights. Corporate responsibility is a customer requirement and, for example, ethical guidelines and compliance with them are an essential aspect of implementing corporate responsibility.

We understand environmental protection as a strategic choice that is in harmony with Teleste's economic and qualitative objectives.

We recognize the value of environmental responsibility and we are committed to sustainable development, prevention of pollution and reduction of resource consumption.

We comply with relevant environmental legislation, regulations and other requirements to which we subscribe.

Teleste takes the aforementioned key aspects of corporate responsibility into account in the company’s strategy, vision, core values, and Code of Conduct. Teleste’s values are customer centricity, respect, reliability, and result orientation. Economic responsibility is addressed through customer centricity and result orientation: observing the operating environment, being open, and operating in a proactive manner. Being close to the customer now and in the future. Result orientation is ensured by making timely decisions, setting challenging goals, communicating them clearly and carrying things through. Environmental responsibility involves considering the full life cycle environmental impacts of products and monitoring development through indicators. Social responsibility is addressed in ethical guidelines as well as through fair working conditions and practices.

Environmental friendliness is reflected in products that are long-lasting and serviceable. The environmental perspective is taken into consideration in product design and recyclable materials are used where possible. The environmental impacts of the products mainly consist of energy consumption during their use as well as their requirements concerning space and cooling. Taking environmental aspects into account throughout the chain ensures environmentally friendly products for customers.

Teleste’s environmental management system is ISO14001:2004 certified and the next step will be to update it to comply with the certificate’s new version, ISO14001:2015. In 2017, the visibility of environmental issues will be increased by measures such as putting up an environmental board in a hallway in production.

Teleste also carries out an annual internal audit aimed at evaluating the efficiency of processes related to risk management, supervision, management, administration, and selected functions, as well as making proposals for their improvement. In addition, internal auditing carries out special tasks potentially assigned by the management.

Teleste has compiled GRI indicators for its operations and the results have now been monitored for a few years. The current level is now known and the next step will be to set targets.

Impact on society

Teleste is involved in building a networked world and creating a better future through video security and improved public transport through information. The fairness of operating methods is addressed in Teleste’s Code of Conduct.
Teleste is also a significant employer. The newspaper Turun Sanomat and the Turku Chamber of Commerce listed the region’s largest corporate employers for the ninth time in spring 2016. Companies were requested to report the number of employees they had in Southwest Finland at the end of 2014 and 2015. Teleste was ranked 29th out of 110 companies on the list. 

 

Updated 2017

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