Corporate Responsibility

Creating positive impact ? every day

As a leading European learning and media company, Sanoma plays an important role in its operating markets. Our cultural and social objectives are founded on shared western values of human dignity, democracy and freedom. Our content, learning methods and data-enabled, tailor-made solutions have an impact on people and societies every day. We raise awareness with our content, renew education with our learning solutions, and have a vital role in promoting democracy and free speech. Through optimal use of data-enabled tailoring and targeting, we can provide even more compelling content and individualised learning paths. Rigorous journalistic ethics and responsible business practices are fundamental in creating the positive impact.

In our operations and governance, we follow laws and regulations applicable in our operating countries, ethical guidelines set by the Sanoma Code of Conduct as well as the Group’s internal policies and standards. We aim to minimise our negative environmental impacts, and maximise positive social and economic impacts across our business. We are committed to promoting ethical and responsible business practices not only in our own business, but also in our supply chain.

Sanoma’s operating environment and business model as well as its role and impacts in the value chain are described in more detail in our value creation model (open pdf??here).


Our CSR Agenda

Our business has a positive impact on society

Learning impact: Content impact:? Data impact:
Contributing to high learning results through educational content and services that motivate pupils. Providing media content for consumers to form their opinion. Insights created through analytics with consumer trust and privacy as a priority.

Our responsible business practices aim to ensure compliance and mitigate negative impacts across the value chain

Compliance and Code of Conduct: Environmental impacts: Responsible employer: Know Your Counterparty:
Sanoma Code of Conduct guides our day-to-day business. We reinforce responsible behaviour by a common set of rules and values, and make sure that our employees understand and commit to them. We constantly develop and review our common policies and the associated trainings. The most significant environmental impacts of Sanoma’s operations result from the use of paper and print supplies, energy use e.g. in printing houses, offices and for digital services, as well as transportation and distribution of products. Sanoma is committed to creating a working environment and culture that inspires employees, values their diversity, embraces their views, and respects their individual rights. Sanoma has zero tolerance for any form of discrimination, harassment or bullying at the workplace. Sanoma provides equal opportunities for all employees and ensures fair treatment and rewards as well as good working conditions. Professional development of employees is crucially important to Sanoma, and on-going learning is strongly encouraged. Sanoma expects commitment to ethical and responsible business conduct also from its suppliers. The Supplier Code of Conduct sets out the ethical standards and responsible business principles suppliers are required to comply with.

CSR risks

Main risks related to Sanoma’s most material corporate responsibility topics include talent attraction and retention, environmental risks as well as risks related to human rights, anti-corruption and bribery. More information on these risks is available here.

More CSR related

> in the Annual Review 2019 (pp. 7-8, 19-22)?

> in the GRI Index 2019

Need more info? Contact:
Kaisa Uurasmaa,
Head of IR and CSR
p. +358?40 560 5601