Engaged personnel improve the company operations and safety
Each year, we conduct a personnel survey and carry out performance reviews, which provide us with open and comprehensive feedback on job satisfaction and development needs. Personal performance reviews play a key role in HR development. The reviews take place at least once per year, and they focus on performance management, personal development and the goals of the company and unit.
We are improving our occupational safety and operations in the long term based on the zero accidents concept. Target-based development efforts are support through safety management principles, participatory supervisor work and monthly reporting. The commitment and strong professional competence of our personnel improve safety development across all areas.
Our company culture encourages continuous learning, taking initiative and operational development. The strength of our internal collaboration is demonstrated by our demanding projects that require professional competence and vision from different infrastructure experts.
The significance of the circular economy will grow in the future
Our operating model includes finding, offering and using solutions that support the circular economy. We execute the potential solutions proposed by the customers as requested, but we also actively look for other opportunities to further the circular economy in infrastructure construction. The correct use of materials is very important in infrastructure construction, and considering the circular economy supports the eco-friendliness and cost-efficiency of our projects. As professionals, we always verify that recycled materials meet the requirements, comprehensively examine our opportunities to support the circular economy, and ensure high-quality end results.
Profitable business provides security and work
Our company’s success lays the foundation for our financial responsibility. Profitable business gives continuity, supports employee well-being and provides a good outset for considering our other stakeholders. Our strategic objective is reaching better profitability compared to the industry average and attracting the best people in the sector. Skilled financial leadership ensures the growth of our operations in a planned and predictable way.
Learn more about our corporate sustainability indicators in the 2018 annual report. Kreate: Financial report for 2018 (in Finnish)
Kreate Group’s ethical guidelines in a nutshell
Kreate Group’s ethical guidelines support operations in line with the company values, promoting good corporate citizenship and sustainable development. The guidelines comprise the values and standards that everyone at Kreate follows at work as well as when representing the Group. The guidelines apply to everyone in the Group and its subsidiaries, including temporary employees. The full guidelines are available to our personnel via our internal channels.
- WE WORK RESPONSIBLY
We take a responsible and sustainable approach to ensuring the best possible results. We never use questionable means for achieving success. We work with integrity and earn trust at all times.
- WE FOLLOW THE LAWS AND REGULATIONS
We comply with the laws and regulations in all aspects of our operations.
- WE GO HOME HEALTHY EVERY DAY
Everyone is entitled to a safe working environment and appropriate induction to the company, site and their individual duties. Kreate Group’s employees are required to follow the instructions, raise issues when needed and to promote occupational safety and well-being.
- WE COMPETE FAIRLY
We compete openly and fairly in accordance with competition legislation. We prohibit any restriction of competition and ensure that we can identify the risk factors relating to competition law.
- WE PROVIDE DUE REPORTS
At Kreate Group, we follow consistent calculation and reporting principles as well as internal guidelines, which specify in detail the project tracking, accounting and financial reporting processes that we follow. This is supported by our internal control and risk management systems.
- WE CONDUCT ETHICAL PROCUREMENT AND BUSINESS
Our business decisions take into account the organisation’s interest, and we never misuse our position. We turn to our supervisor in case of conflicts of interest. Our procurement is guided by our overall business goals with their strategic perspectives and internal collaboration. When making purchases, we utilise the company’s systems and share information concerning the purchase openly via the relevant system.
- WE KEEP TO CONVENTIONS WITH GIFTS
The gifts that we give and accept are conventional for the business and in line with the normal entertainment in the industry. During contractual negotiations, we never give gifts or other entertainment to or accept them from the other party.
- WE SPONSOR IN LINE WITH OUR VALUES
We support activities that match our values through sponsorships, which improve the company’s visibility and supports its positive image as a responsible company, employer and partner. Sponsorship decisions are taken by Kreate’s Board or President & CEO. For small-scale sponsorships up to EUR 500, a construction manager can have the decision approved by their superior and assign the costs to the relevant unit or project. We have excluded any activities involving Kreate Group’s employees and their families from sponsorships.
- WE ATTEND EVENTS RELEVANT TO OUR BUSINESS
Any events that we attend as the company’s representatives must be relevant to our business and our participation justified.
- WE VALUE OUR PERSONNEL
We are a fair employer that treats its personnel and other stakeholders equally and respectively. We value our employees’ professional competence and intervene with any discrimination, harassment or bullying immediately. Kreate Group’s personnel are entitled to attend performance reviews at least once per year and respond to a personnel survey.
- WE CARE FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT
We are strongly involved in promoting the circular economy in society. We develop activities that support the circular economy and comply with environmental and waste legislation, taking into account any environmental risks. We prevent the generation of waste and promote material reuse, recycling and utilisation.
- WE COMMUNICATE AS EXPERTS
We follow good and appropriate practices in all of our communication. We make sure to have the necessary licences to use any images and other materials, and all photos from our sites must first be approved by Kreate’s Communications and, as agreed, the customer.