Accomplishments in 2013

In 2013, Hansel continued to pursue efforts to combat the shadow economy. In the spring of 2013, the Executive Committee approved a guideline entitled “Non-Observed Economic Activity and the Act on the Contractor’s Obligations”. The guideline continues on from earlier efforts, in which a monitoring service Hansel uses for keeping track of its suppliers’ financial and legal status was outsourced to an external organisation and automated. Hansel continues to make regular inspections related to framework agreement sales reports on contract suppliers. The inspections are made by an independent third party.

In the autumn of 2013, Hansel published the internal guideline “Consideration of Social Elements”. At around the same time, the Ministry of Employment and the Economy published the guide “Socially Responsible Public Procurement”. The guide encourages procurement units to formulate strategies for carrying out socially responsible procurement by setting social targets for procurements, for example. Hansel collaborated with the Ministry of Employment and the Economy on the guide.

Hansel’s Corporate Responsibility team carried out a social responsibility risk analysis of the company’s framework agreements. The aim of the analysis is to identify product and service groups that may involve CSR issues. Operating models to reduce these risks will be created based on the analysis; this work is ongoing.

The responsibility materiality matrix was updated in late 2013 by the Corporate Responsibility team. In conjunction with this, the team worked on identifying CSR-related megatrends.

Hansel has published Corporate Responsibility Reports since 2009, and they have been externally verified since 2010. There have been continuous efforts to develop CSR reporting at Hansel, and this is the first time the report complies with the new GRI4 guidelines, which were updated in 2013.