Following strong business ethics, supply chain integrity and ethical partnerships are fundamental for us. Sustainability is an integral part of our values, operating principles and strategy.

We are committed to global sustainability initiatives

We commit to the UN Sustainable Development Goals through our Sanoma Sustainability Strategy. The Sanoma Code of Conduct encompasses the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Sanoma is a signatory of the UN Global Compact. Sanoma reinforces its climate action by committing to the Science Based Targets initiative.

Our strategy and commitments 

Sustainability on executive management agenda

Sanoma has defined management principles for sustainability and sustainability is guided by our Sustainability Strategy approved by the Board of Directors. Our Sustainability Strategy becomes concrete through company-wide goals, roadmaps, guidelines and follow-up methods. Sustainability management is a part of executive management responsibilities and remuneration. 

Sustainability management 

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.

Sanoma Code of Conduct

Sanoma Supplier Code of Conduct

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. 

Our policies and training

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.

Report concern using the Sanoma-WhistleB

Our Sustainability strategy targets and KPI´s guide our action - learn about our results 

  • To learn more about our targets and results together with our action, see our Sustainability report.

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Key facts


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share of new key suppliers that have signed the Supplier Code of Conduct