Sanoma Code of Conduct outlines our business practices
In its business, Sanoma follows laws and regulations applicable in its operating countries, ethical guidelines set by its Code of Conduct as well as the Group’s internal policies and standards. The Sanoma Code of Conduct outlines the shared ethical standards for our employees and our business partners. The Code acts as an umbrella for all policies and standards within Sanoma. The Sanoma Code of Conduct encompasses the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
Our employees are required to apply the Code in full in their day-to-day conduct and business decisions. We provide training and e-learning and use different control mechanisms to ensure compliance with the Code and our policies. The Code of Conduct and the mandatory e-learning are both available in English, Finnish, Dutch, French, Polish and Swedish. Sanoma expects commitment to ethical and responsible business conduct also from its suppliers, who are required to comply with the Sanoma Supplier Code of Conduct in their dealings with Sanoma.
Our policies guide our daily work
We are committed to complying with the legislation of each country in which we operate, and require the same from our partners. In addition to legislation, we follow sustainability principles that are embedded into our policies. Our people train their ethical behaviour on a continuous basis through our compulsory Code of Conduct e-learning and other sustainability related policy e-learnings to ensure compliance with our policies.
We have zero tolerance for misconduct
The Sanoma-WhistleB reporting hotline enables Sanoma group employees, customers and business partners to report suspicions of misconduct confidentially and anonymously. Violations of the Code of Conduct, or any related policy or law, are encouraged to be reported through Sanoma’s externally hosted, independent whistle-blowing hotline. Through this early warning system we foster high business ethics, maintain customer and public trust, and reduce risks for misconduct.