To us sustainability is a mindset. It is integrated in our strategy, business model and our everyday work. We are highly committed to delivering our contribution to protect the planet and make the world last longer.
Our sustainability program aims to create sustainable long-term value for our stakeholders including our customers, employees, suppliers, and the society.
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 resources or more sustainable resources.
We develop innovative products that are longer-lasting and consequently reduce the need for early repainting. We invest heavily in research and development. Our ambition is to develop coating products with low VOC content and to increase the use of renewable and recycled raw materials.
We strive for being a responsible company within our value chain, from the 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.
We integrate sustainability requirements and consideration in our purchases. The Teknos Supplier Code of Conduct is our sustainability expectations that we request our suppliers to fulfill. We assess and monitor our suppliers' sustainability performance using a globally recognized assessment called EcoVadis.
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 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. 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.
We strive for open communication on the way we operate and manage environmental and social issues. We externally report on these issues as well as the progress of our commitments and targets on an annual basis.
In 2018, Teknos sets a Group-level target to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy use annually by 5 percent compared to production. Reducing energy consumption and improving energy efficiency at Teknos sites are important concrete actions to achieve these targets.
For the first time, Teknos Group has linked sustainability targets to the loan margin, which is adjusted according to Teknos Group’s performance in set sustainability targets. With this, Teknos further strengthens its commitment to sustainability, and to growth that considers environmental, social, and governance aspects.
Teknos has published a non-financial information (NFI) report. The NFI report describes the Company’s sustainability actions in 2020.
Teknos is strongly committed to sustainability. With our actions, we want to make the world last longer. Our new Sustainable Procurement Policy aims to align our procurement activities with this goal.
Teknos is developing a new, bio-based barrier coating for food packaging together with biosourced materials company Brightplus. The objective of the cooperation is to develop bio-based and biodegradable solutions for more environmentally friendly food packaging.
Two new paints that clean indoor air. These paints bind, for example, formaldehyde from indoor air and convert it into harmless compounds.
The new innovative and sustainable waterborne paints from the BIORA® series, BIORA® AIR, BIORA® AIR CEILING and BIORA® CLEAN help you maintain cleaner indoor air and surfaces.
The strain on the environment keeps growing. Therefore it is increasingly important to pay attention to the environmental impacts of all products including paints. At Teknos, we want to reduce the impact of paints and coatings on the environment and we strive to develop sustainable solutions. We work intensively to improve the sustainable and safe use of our products.
Look for labels which tell you about the paint’s environmental impacts, safety and durability.
Coatings manufacturer Teknos is advancing circular economy and developing its resource-wise operations. Environmental values and resource efficiency are the basis of new products and services.
Coatings manufacturer Teknos conducts wide-ranging research to find industrial side streams that can be utilized as raw materials in coatings manufacturing.
Teknos wants to contribute its part in supporting the local community to get through these unprecedented times, from assisting the local government in transporting medical supplies to Christmas donations to help families, children, and people in need.
The power of colour is well-known but it is particularly worthwhile when it positively influences the well-being of patients. King’s College Hospital has transformed the experience of their younger patients with the refurbishment of 17 consulting rooms in their Children’s Outpatient Department using paints donated by Teknos GBI.
The report describes how sustainability is implemented at Teknos and the company's sustainability actions in 2019. The report also presents key non-financial indicators and risks related to the environment, personnel, own operations and the supply chain.
It is time to sum up the year 2019 and look forward towards world after COVID-19.
Hornsea 2 will have its turbine foundations protected against damage from mechanical impact and abrasion with extremely resilient polyurea.
From the start of Modvion’s innovative wooden tower design, Teknos’ professionals have been involved by intensively building up a complete polyurea coating system for weather protection.
Teknos employees in Liechtenstein had an idea of producing disinfectant to support local community in the middle of corona epidemic. Now this innovation is distributed at cost price to companies and institutions in the region.
“Workers Home”, a national building built in Kranj, Slovenia in 1924 was partially renovated recently to create new recreation space. The 40 year old beautiful herringbone parquet had to be rebuilt in order to secure a long lasting parquet for daily use. Teknos professional parquet lacquers were used for creating a durable, anti-slip resistant and smooth surface with a beautiful finish for kids to play on for many decades to come.
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.
The housing cubes of the French non-profit organisation Unity Cube are erected in deserted buildings to create humanitarian housing for people in need.
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.
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.
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.
Barrier coatings for the packaging industry give excellent protection against water and grease and they comply with the EU food legislation.
See what Teknos provides for students, recent graduates and young people.
Teknos has outlined the Group's sustainability targets as part of its strategy renewal for 2019-2025 and has published its first NFI report.
Teknos' strategy is to develop sustainable solutions and services and to decrease usage of fossil-based materials. Teknos' waterborne external furniture wood oil WOODEX BIOLEUM contains over 80% of its raw materials made from renewable resources.
This guide helps you to get rid of unnecessary paint properly and guides you on how to wash your paint brushes and rollers.
There was some positive hustle and bustle in Teknos premises in Finland in April, when Little Entrepreneurs audited the premises Rajamäki and Pitäjänmäki.
Hygienic paints are ideal for facilities with high hygiene standards, such as hospitals, schools, kindergartens, and homes for the elderly, to help reduce microbial populations on contact surfaces.
As a family-owned company, caring for future generations is close to our heart. We want to offer opportunities to early career movers. The Teknos Trainee Program is among our initiatives. Six future talents joined Teknos in May.
Teknos is participating in the Recompose project in order to turn dust waste from manufacture into raw material used in other materials.
Löfs Ab Oy's paint shop features the most modern technology, and its energy efficiency and high-quality products are a real source of competitive advantage.
The world’s tallest wooden building, the renowned AccorHotels Arena in Paris, residential properties - Teknos solutions are often the first choice when it comes to fire-retardant coating of wood.
The Allergy and Asthma Federation has certified Teknos' odourless and solvent-free range of BIORA interior paints as allergy-friendly.
Troldtekt has been relying on Teknos for more than 20 years. The Cradle-to-Cradle concept and certification plays a central role in the company's strategy and product design. Its central idea is that the materials used should not end up as garbage after the end of a product life cycle, but rather become raw materials again.