At Ahola Group, responsibility is integrated into everything we do. It is an intrinsic part of our daily choices, in the direction of our development work and in how we take care of both the environment and personnel.
1. Sustainability management
At Ahola Group, responsibility permeates all aspects of our operations, including daily choices and care for the environment and personnel. Sustainability remains a focal point in our meetings, with regular discussions held by Group Management and the Board of Directors.
A dedicated sustainability forum was established in 2022, bringing together employees from every segment to address material topics and impact management. Third-party training ensures management-level understanding of sustainability, enabling informed policy, strategy, and objective decisions. Business segments implement strategic decisions based on the Group-wide strategy, with progress monitored through data collection. Ahola’s owners and Board of Directors lead sustainability direction and decision-making.
2. Sustainability strategy
Ahola Group is committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and respects the UN Global Compact. We value respecting individuals, open operations, and shared actions. Our sustainability work focuses on specific goals in environment, social, and governance areas. Our management actively participates in developing and executing our sustainability strategy based on operational environment analysis and dialogue with key stakeholders. We will continue sustainability work and integrate it into our strategies and policies in 2023.
3. Policies to Govern our daily work
Our policies ensure a moral code for employees and accountability for stakeholders. They include ethical rules against corruption, bribery, and anti-competitive behavior, and guidance on information processing and gift giving. We also have policies on equality, employee rights, safe work environments, and information security. Our policies are regularly approved and reviewed by management and the Board of Directors. Ahola Green is our environmental program.
4. Our stakeholders
We prioritize stakeholder input on our sustainability efforts and operations. This includes regular engagement with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure profitable and environmentally/socially conscious services.
Our employees, managers, and owners are privy to our holistic sustainability approach, while external stakeholders like suppliers, society, government, creditors, and customers have their unique sustainability demands, which we strive to address.
5. Materiality assessment
Ahola Group operates in the transport and digital logistics industry, which drives our material impacts on the environment, people, and governance. Our operational environment analysis is integral to our strategic and continuous improvement efforts.
Our sustainability materiality approach prioritizes risks and impacts of our operations, mitigating negative impacts and amplifying positive ones. We review the effects of our operations on environmental, social, and governance issues annually as part of our overall strategy assessment. Sustainability risks and opportunities are assessed regularly as an integral part of our risk processes and company strategy across all business segments.