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.
Interest in environmental issues has increased consumers’ interest in ecolabelling in the coatings industry. Ecolabels are voluntary labels designed to strengthen consumers’ product awareness and to inform about the environmental impact of products.
Procurement is the foundation of a sustainable company. Procurement function identifies, monitors, and minimises negative environmental and social impacts of supply chain while ensuring that economic conditions and high-quality requirements are met.
The possibility to perform coatings support remotely using virtual reality glasses means more agile technical support and speedier help for customers on short notice.
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.
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.
Barrier coatings for the packaging industry give excellent protection against water and grease and they comply with the EU food legislation.
Teknos has outlined the Group's sustainability targets as part of its strategy renewal for 2019-2025 and has published its first NFI report.
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 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.
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.
Teknos is participating in the Recompose project in order to turn dust waste from manufacture into raw material used in other materials.
The housing cubes of the French non-profit organisation Unity Cube are erected in deserted buildings to create humanitarian housing for people in need.
See what Teknos provides for students, recent graduates and young people.
There was some positive hustle and bustle in Teknos premises in Finland in April, when Little Entrepreneurs audited the premises Rajamäki and Pitäjänmäki.
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.
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.
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.