To us sustainability is a mindset; it is integrated in our strategy and business model and something we hope that each of our employees takes into account in their own, everyday work. As a company we are highly committed to deliver our contribution to protect the planet and make the world last longer.
Our sustainability program aims to create sustainable long-term value for our different stakeholders including the society, our customers, employees and suppliers by using resources more efficiently and protecting the environment and the safety and health of our employees. As a family-owned company we support continuity; it describes and affects all our actions and decisions.
We focus the active management of sustainability on four priority areas:
For us sustainable solutions and services mean not only complying with regulations and legislations but developing and offering competitive products, technologies and services that meet the needs of our customers using fewer or more sustainable resources and materials.
We analyse life-cycle impacts and develop innovative products that are longer-lasting and consequently reduce the need for early repainting. We invest heavily in research and development our ambition being to develop coating products with no or low VOC content and to increase the use of renewable and secondary raw materials in our paints and coatings.
We strive for being a responsible company within our entire value chain, from procurement of raw materials to the manufacturing and delivery of the products to our customers on time and safely.
We invest constantly in our manufacturing facilities, implement Lean throughout the company and seek innovative technologies to improve safety and to minimize the environmental impact of our operations and activities.
We measure and monitor the sustainability impacts through our Code of Conduct, supplier and internal audits, our Supplier Code of Conduct, procurement policies and client and employee feedback, which are conducted regularly.
Our commitment to people is our foundation for succeeding now and in the future. By developing our employees’ competences and skills, attracting the best talents and creating an environment in which ideas and initiatives flourish, we are sure we can create long-term success for our people and our business.
The daily wellbeing and satisfaction of our employees plays a vital role to us and we measure it regularly through our Employee Opinion Survey (EOS).
Being a family-owned company, continuity is utterly important to us, and it affects all our actions.
We want to make choices, which bear to the next generations to come and to build a company, which the future generations will be proud to lead and be a part.
We aim to support entrepreneurship education and thinking in the society and to invest in local communities.
Teknos is shaping a sustainable future by contributing to the making of a fully bio-based and recyclable bottle. Teknos will develop the barrier for the paper bottle.
Teknos supports Neste and Mantsinen to raise awareness for #zeroexclusion. Three young artists painted 42 paintings with the world’s largest hydraulic harbor crane and Teknos paints to voice out that 60,000 young people experience social exclusion.
Sustainability is integrated into every procurement process at Teknos. Sustainable sourcing includes for example supplier selection, supplier evaluation and audits and various policies that guide operations such as the Supplier Code of Conduct.
As part of its strategy to develop sustainable solutions and services and to decrease usage of fossil fuels Teknos has launched a bio-based, waterborne external furniture wood oil. The bio-based WOODEX BIOLEUM wood oil is sold on the consumer market. Over 80% of the wood oils raw materials are made from renewable resources.
At Teknos, we want to make people take safety into their hearts and everyday work. “Actions do not mean anything, if people are not committed to safety in their everyday work”, says Tiina Partanen Group QEHS Manager.
Teknos is involved in the project called Recompose to identify the possibilities for exploiting the production side streams of one industrial manufacturer as raw material in another manufacturer's product, in line with circular economy principles.
Since the beginning of year 2019, Teknos has been taking part in a PrintRelad Reforestation program. The program aims to help companies to compensate their paper usage (printed amount) by planting trees in a carefully chosen place such as a rainforest.
Teknos has published Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for its products as one of the first coating companies. The EPD is a standardized way of measuring a product's environmental impact.
There was some positive hustle and bustle in Teknos premises in Finland in April, when Little Entrepreneurs audited the premises Rajamäki and Pitäjänmäki.