A successful and well-run company generates benefits that extend far beyond its bottom line. We aim to create a functional ecosystem where our employees, customers, suppliers, owners, and shareholders can all prosper and thrive by cultivating a culture of excellence.
Health & Safety
At Helkama, we put the health and safety of our employees first and foremost. We care about every member of our Helkama team, and their wellbeing and safety are of the utmost importance to us. Our ultimate goal is to have zero accidents, and we will never compromise on working conditions that could endanger the health or safety of our employees. To ensure the safety of our team, we provide thorough safety training for all employees, and we expect them to follow all safety instructions and wear personal protective equipment when necessary. We believe that by taking care of our employees and providing a safe work environment, we can create a positive and supportive workplace that benefits everyone.
We take human rights and labour rights seriously at Helkama. We fully support international and national legislation at all our sites. As a responsible employer, we follow local collective agreements and other regulations. We cooperate actively with local works council representatives and other representatives for personnel. We make written employment contracts with every employee.
We don’t tolerate any form of child labour or forced labour or discrimination in our teams. We believe in empowering our employees and respecting their right to form unions. We want to create a positive work environment where everyone can feel valued, respected, and supported. We create possibilities for our employees to develop their skills and knowledge at work. By upholding these principles, we hope to make a positive impact not only on our employees but also on the wider community.
We believe that our employees are our greatest asset. At Helkama, we believe that diversity is a strength and every employee should feel valued and included. We recognize that our employees come from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives and we are committed to fostering an inclusive work environment that embraces this diversity.
We strive to create a workplace culture where everyone feels respected and valued, regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, or disability status. This means providing equal opportunities for career growth and development, as well as ensuring that our hiring and promotion practices are fair and free from discrimination.
Ultimately, we believe that embracing diversity and inclusivity is not only the right thing to do, but it also makes Helkama a better and stronger company.
Under the EU whistleblowing system, companies with 50 or more employees are required to establish a system for receiving and handling reports of illegal activities or wrongdoing to increase transparency and accountability within companies.
At Helkama, we consistently strive to act responsibly, both in compliance with the law and our ethical principles. Should any instances of misconduct or inappropriate behaviour arise, it is of utmost importance to us that they are brought to our attention. In Finland, we have established a dedicated whistleblowing channel exclusively for our employees, enabling them to report any potential violations or unethical conduct. We actively encourage our employees to make use of this channel, and we ensure that all concerns raised are addressed promptly. We want our employees to feel comfortable and confident in reporting any potential violations and understand that raising concerns can be a difficult and sensitive matter. Our whistleblowing channel allows for anonymous reporting for our employees.
When reports are received, we take them very seriously and review them carefully to ensure that the necessary corrective actions are taken. We recognize the importance of addressing potential violations promptly, not only for the wellbeing of our employees, but also to maintain the integrity of our company.