WHAT SUSTAINABILITY IS FOR US
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.
OUR SUSTAINABILITY FOCUS AREAS
We focus the active management of sustainability on four priority areas:
1. Sustainable solutions and services
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.
2. Responsible operations and supply chain
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.
3. People development
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).
4. Future generations
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 main sustainability targets:
Sustainable solutions and services
- 5 % Decrease of VOC in products annually
- 0 % Added MIT in Teknos products by 2025
Responsible operations and supply chain
- 10 % Decrease of Lost Time Accident (LTA) rate annually
- 5 % Decrease of energy usage in production sites annually
- 5 % Decrease of paint waste (g/kg produced paint) in production sites annually
- 95 % Of suppliers covered by Teknos’ Supplier Code of Conduct (raw material spent) by 2025
- 80 % Of suppliers assessed by EcoVadis (raw material spent) by 2025
- 100 % of line managers have received the Teknos leadership training by 2025
- 100 % of employees have annual appraisal discussion with his/her line manager
- Teknos acively supports local communities and entrepreneurial spirit and thinking in the society.
- Teknos gives opportunities for young people to develop in their careers.
Code of Conduct and Whistleblowing channel
The Code of Conduct acts as a guideline for the expected behavior of our employees, and it serves as a foundation for the way we conduct business, treat our employees and care for the environment and society. You will find our Code of Conduct Policy from the right corner of this page.
We encourage both our employees and stakeholders to raise any concerns. Teknos Whistleblowing channel is an optional channel for both our employees and stakeholders to report any suspected Code of Conduct violation and concerns about actual or suspected misconduct that can affect our company or the wellbeing of people. To ensure anonymity, the technical implementation of the reporting system is carried out on behalf of an external provider independent of Teknos. All reports are strictly confidential, and the reporter has the possibility to submit the report anonymously using the secure inbox.
The reporter receives a receipt in the system after submitted the report. Teknos will handle and respond all the submitted reports within reasonable timeframe, maximum within 3 months. The reporting system may not be used to make false accusations against others, and altogether, deliberately untrue information may not be reported.
You can access the Online Whistleblowing channel from this link: