We implement nine UN Sustainable Development Goals

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the blueprint for achieving a more sustainable future for all. They address a number of common, global challenges the world is facing, including those related to inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity and peace and justice. We commit to work towards a more sustainable future for all by implementing the following nine SDGs into our Sustainability Strategy:

A signatory of the UN Global Compact

The ten principles of the UN Global Compact related to fundamental responsibilities in human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption are embedded in the Sanoma Code of Conduct. Sanoma is a signatory of the worlds largest corporate responsibility initiative. With this we also commit to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.

The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact are:

Human Rights

  • Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
  • Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.


  • Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
  • Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
  • Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
  • Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.


  • Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
  • Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
  • Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.


  • Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

We commit to the following shared professional principles related to media

We take action for example through following networks and initiatives 

  • Responsible Media Forum (RMF), a partnership between leading media companies to identify and take action on the social and environmental challenges facing the sector
  • FIBS, Finland's leading corporate responsibility network, also a membership in FIBS' Diversity Charter Finland  
  • CLC (Climate Leadership Coalition), a partnership of Finnish businesses and research organizations to respond to climate change 

We cooperate with the following trade associations among others