We achieved majority of our responsibility targets in 2022

At the beginning of 2022, we published our short-term responsibility targets for 2022-2024 in accordance with our strategy. These targets are based on a survey conducted within the company that clarified the key issues of our responsibility work in terms of our customers and other stakeholders. In 2022, we achieved the majority of our responsibility targets.
Our responsibility targets aim to ensure a healthy and well-functioning work community, the sustainable use of energy and resources, and continuous improvement in the quality of our operations. Through concrete actions aimed at achieving our targets, we also participate in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals where applicable.
In 2023, our responsibility targets will become an increasingly important part of our performance management system. This will help us ensure that the targets are an increasingly clear and concrete part of our daily work.

We will report more on our responsibility work this spring, when the Algol Group’s first responsibility report will be published. Find out more about our sustainability



  • Target:  0 accidents and 59 safety walks
  • Result: 1 accident and 72 safety walks
In 2022, the safety walk target for individual employees was expanded to cover the majority of our employees. The impact was considerable, as the number of both safety walks and safety observations increased significantly.
Despite the large number of safety walks and safety observations, we did not achieve our target of zero accidents. Last summer, one of our employees broke a finger when it was caught between heavy objects. Moving these objects was not part the normal work routine. The accident caused a sickness absence leave of 43 days. As a corrective measure, we reassessed the risks of the work and reviewed safe operating methods.

Figure 1. Accidents and accident frequency rates (LTI)  in 2019-2022.


Figure 2.  Safety walks and reported safety observations in 2019- 2022.


Occupational wellbeing

  • Target: Healthy and committed employees
  • Result: eNPS 16.7

We monitor the wellbeing of employees by means of good leadership, regular review and target setting discussions, and occupational wellbeing surveys. The result of our occupational wellbeing survey conducted in spring 2022 was an eNPS (Net Promotor Score) of 16.7. The overall score for occupational wellbeing increased from 3.85 the previous year to 3.92.
Among employees, 80% rated their current work ability as being good or very good. The overall score, however, decreased from an average of 8.7 the previous year to 8.3. The results and improvement suggestions were discussed together with employees. We are making further improvements to the channels and frequency of our internal communications, as well as our meeting practices. In addition, we are paying more attention to the clarity and achievability of individual targets.


Figure 3. Sick absence rate 2019-2022.


Supply chain responsibility

  • Target: Responsibility assessments of our cooperation partners
  • Result: 19 supplier responsibility assessments complete

We require all our suppliers and subcontractors to sign our Supplier Code of Business Conduct. In addition, we have guidelines and principles for selecting and assessing cooperation partners. New suppliers are also carefully assessed from the perspective of responsibility. Existing suppliers are assessed as needed. In addition to the above-mentioned activities, 20 already approved suppliers are selected for assessments each year. The number of completed assessments fell short by one. In connection with future assessments, we will enhance communications related to the topic to ensure that the meaning is clear to all parties in the supply chain and that all the information necessary for the assessment can be collected without delay.



  • Target: Sustainable use of resources and reduced emissions 
  • Result: 53% reduction in the amount of chemical waste

As a distributor and packer of chemicals, the most significant environmental impacts are caused by the use of resources in our own production facilities, the storage of our products, and transportation. In 2022, we paid closer attention to the generation of waste due to product obsolescence. By monitoring product shelf life more effectively, optimising purchase quantities, and working together with supply chain operators, we were able to reduce the total amount of chemical waste by 53% compared to the previous year. We also collect emissions data from product manufacturers, suppliers and transport companies.

Kuva 4. Share of chemical waste compared to the total amount in 2021, 2022.

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