Yle only cooperates with parties that commit to adhering to Yle’s values and Code of Conduct. By approving this commitment agreement, our partner agrees to follow them in its activities.
Principles of Yle’s partnerships:
- Responsibility and equality
- Real partnership between independent parties
- Mutual goal benefiting both parties and equal distribution of risks
- Active engagement
- Focus on clients
- Development activities that help to achieve mutual long-term goals
The partner commits to adhering to the following principles in its activities:
Compliance with laws and regulations
We comply with national and international laws and regulations, as well as generally accepted business principles and practices, in everything we do.
Our business is based on generally accepted and ethical principles, openness and transparency. We do not take advantage of low tax countries that do not send information about business activities and investors to authorities in other countries.
We respect our commitments and disclose information about our activities openly, honestly and equally. We maintain an active and constant interaction with authorities and different stakeholders.
Conflicts of interest
We always expect our employees to work in the best interests of the company by not engaging in business relationships that may result in conflicts of interest. Our employees must avoid personal and financial activities that may be in conflict with their obligations towards the company.
Unethical trading and bribery
We do not engage in any unethical trading or offer bribes, any other illegal benefits or money to acquire business opportunities, to maintain our activities or to obtain favourable official decisions or any other services.
Our employees do not offer or accept gifts or services that exceed the limit of normal and regular hospitality. In unclear situations, our employees must contact members of the company’s management to identify practices approved by the company. Similarly, our employees must notify representatives of the company’s management of any irregular business activities that may result in conflicts of interest.
We respect and follow the principles of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Being an employer, we follow the basic rights of employees defined by the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Equality and non-discrimination
We comply with all laws and regulations on equality. We do not accept any discrimination in work arrangements or employment terms based on ethnic origin, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, memberships with employee associations, political activities or similar.
Our recruitment processes are based on professional skills and expertise. We consider all our employees to be equal, and we aim to improve equality in everything we do.
We respect the basic rights of employees, including the freedom and right of association and the right to collective bargaining. We comply with agreed employment contracts and collective agreements. Our goal is to offer a workplace with equal opportunities and trust, respect and openness towards others. We do not accept any type of bullying, sexual, racist or gender-based harassment or discrimination or any other type of improper conduct in any form.
Our company is committed to continuously maintaining a high level of professionalism and expertise. Our employees commit to following any instructions given and to maintaining a functional and open work environment, mutual trust and wellbeing at work.
Health and safety
We provide our employees with healthy and safe working conditions and aim to prevent any occupational accidents and health-related risks. We work actively to minimise any risks associated with the work environment.
We support green actions and aim towards environmentally sustainable development in all our activities. We assess the environmental impact of our actions. We follow life cycle thinking and use and develop products and practices that save the environment.
The company’s strategy supports the company’s responsible activities in society.