Sustainability reports

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Since 2002, we’ve consistently reported on corporate responsibility, and each year we build upon our transparency and coverage of issues. Today, our report covers the ethical, socio-economic and environmental areas most relevant to Nokia’s business and its stakeholders.

The Nokia People & Planet Report 2012 is split into Nokia’s efforts for people and the planet. The People section discusses how mobile technology can be harnessed for the good of individuals and communities, but it also covers challenges we faced in 2012 as well as how this impacted our employees and the communities in which we operate. The Planet part reports on our initiatives to minimize the potential negative impacts on the environment and the positive contributions mobile devices can make to the planet. The report is only available in digital format, as we want to print less.

If you’d like to share your opinion about the report, please contact Nokia’s Sustainablity team at sustainability.feedback@nokia.com . Thank you for taking the time to read our report.

Integrating and indexing our reports

How we build sustainability issues into our corporate reporting, and details about the indexes we use for our reporting.

Sustainability: integrated reporting

Since 2008, we have incorporated corporate responsibility and sustainability reporting within Nokia’s official annual report that is filed to the Securities and Exchange Commission in the United States, known as the Form 20F.

We made this change because, for us, corporate responsibility issues are not separate from other key corporate information – also because the data provided in Form 20F goes through a stringent verification and auditing process.

Indexing our reports

Nokia uses two separate indexes to help guide our corporate responsibility and sustainability reporting. These are:

  • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines, which help us to achieve reporting compatibility with other organisations

  • the United Nations Global Compact is a set of ten ethical principles that we agree to support and enact throughout our work 

Our selected key sustainability indicators have also been assured by an independent third party, PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy (Nokia’s statutory auditor).

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United Nations Global Compact

Nokia has signed Global Compact, a framework for responsible business practices. Nokia was among the first Finnish companies to join the framework and one of the founding members of the Global Compact Nordic Network.

Today, we are an active member of the Global Compact signatories, and we participate in the Global Compact Supply Chain Advisory Group and the Nordic network.

In our annual report Form 20F for 2012 and on this People & Planet website, we have sought to review progress on our activities and programs that support the ten principles of the Global Compact in the area of human rights, labor standards, the environment, and working against corruption.

Juha Putkiranta, Executive Vice President, Operations