Corporate responsibility reports at Hansel

The results of our corporate responsibility efforts are presented in a Corporate Responsibility Report published annually in Finnish, Swedish, and English. Hansel’s Corporate Responsibility Report has been integrated into the Annual Report. The Managing Director approves the report, which is then submitted to the Board of Directors for information. With regard to corporate responsibility, the Annual Report presents key information for 2017 and provides information about interesting events and achievements related to corporate responsibility. The corporate responsibility report relating to events in 2016 was published on 4 April 2017. Reporting is based on the materiality assessment from 2016, and no fundamental changes have been made to the contents. Reports are prepared in accordance with the principles set forth in the GRI Standards. Content-related principles include materiality, extent, sustainable development context, and consideration of stakeholders, while reporting quality principles include accuracy, balance, clarity, comparability, reliability, and continuity.

Hansel’s overall corporate responsibility picture is painted on the basis of the company strategy, by means of the corporate responsibility materiality matrix and society’s commitment to sustainability. Financial, social, and environmental responsibilities are reported separately for each topic.

Reporting compliant with the GRI Standards

For the first time, the report structure is compliant with the Core option of the GRI Standards. Previously, Hansel’s reports were prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative GRI G4 guidelines.

The report includes a table presenting the content of the report sorted by materiality themes, the GRI Standards used, as well as guidance on where the information can be found in the report. If information is not available, this is mentioned in the table alongside an explanation for the omission. Some elements of the information are included in the financial statements.

The report has been put together by Hansel’s communications department together with the advertising agency SST. For additional information, please contact Hansel’s communication experts:

Johanna Kaalikoski
Communications Manager
Tel. +358 29 4444 289

Laura Helle
Specialist in Marketing Communications
Tel. +358 29 4444 242

Hansel’s corporate responsibility report is available at The report was verified by KPMG Oy Ab and is now, for the fifth time, published only in online format.