Strategy, values and responsibility

Our vision is “Well-being through work” because healthy, safe and meaningful work creates well-being at workplaces, at the individual level and for society at large.

For this reason, at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, we promote well-being at work, which refers to the capacity and ability of work communities and individuals to operate in various situations as work life changes. This means we can contribute to improving work life quality and productivity, as well as increasing work participation.

Our strategy

Global megatrends—climate change, globalization, digitalization and urbanizations—are shaping the world. Our society is undermined by the sustainability gap, polarization and marginalization and, as the latest phenomenon, the COVID-19 pandemic. 

At the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, our aim is for Finnish workplaces to do good, safe and productive work; that people feel well and retain their work ability. By promoting continuous learning, we want to secure the success of Finnish work in the turbulence of transformation where the basic rules and practices of work life are being rewritten.

The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health’s values

Responsibility

For us at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, responsibility is the cornerstone of our activities. Responsible thinking is part of our everyday research, expert and service work. Our important role in society is to promote occupational health, which refers to the capacity and ability of work communities and individuals to operate in various situations as work life changes. 

We take the principles of sustainable development into consideration in our internal activities as well. We have considered it to be important to take care of our personnel as well as possible in the middle of a major work life change process. At the same time, we develop quality management and environmentally friendly activities continuously.

Of our overall carbon footprint in 2020, 89% was due to the energy consumption of properties, 7% was caused by traffic and 4% was caused by waste.

In our activities, we invest in transparent and good administrative methods, setting a social example in managing and developing the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health team and the green transition in all our activities.