Sustainability

Bittium acts as a responsible corporate citizen in the surrounding society..

Sustainability Program 2022–2025

In the second half of 2021, Bittium created a new sustainability program for the period 2022–2025. While the previously defined focus areas were not changed, they were regrouped. Going forward, Bittium´s sustainability will be based on three key themes: Bittium employees, customers and information security, and the environment. Ethical principles and sustainable business practices create the foundation for trust, which is maintained by putting Bittium´s values into action.

The sustainability program will be launched internally in the first quarter of 2022.

The sustainability actions taken in 2021 are reported in accordance with the sustainability program 2020–2022.

CEO´s Sustainability Review

Bittium acts as a responsible corporate citizen in the surrounding society. We are a reliable local partner and employer that operates in accordance with common operating principles and seeks policies and solutions that promote sustainable development. To support this, in the autumn of 2021 we prepared a new sustainability program for the years 2022–2025.

Sustainability at Bittium in 2021

Bittium specializes in the development of reliable, secure communications and connectivity solutions, drawing on 35 years of expertise in advanced radio communication technologies.

Sustainability is present in Bittium’s operations throughout the life cycle of its products, in procurement chains and in the way the company creates value for the surrounding society.

Sustainability Management

Bittium has a specific sustainability working group, that develops, monitors and evaluates issues related to sustainability. The working group is responsible for managing and sounding sustainability risks, as well as reporting on the company´s sustainability. The working group has six (6) members.

Sustainability Focus Areas

Bittium monitors the progress of each focus area using selected indicators in accordance with its sustainability program and continuously develops its operations and performance.

The most important resources of Bittium´s business are highly competent people, a diverse work community free of discrimination, and taking care of employee well-being and competence. Bittium provides its employees with challenging and motivating jobs and is committed to supporting their development and investing in their well-being.

Bittium is a reliable operator for all of its stakeholders. Stakeholder engagement is guided by good corporate governance as well as the company´s ethical principles and Code of Conduct. In customer relationships, sustainability is reflected in the way of working, the quality of products and the trust that characterizes the company´s customer relationships. Trust is the starting point for Bittium´s operations.

Sustainable business practices are a cornerstone of Bittium´s operations. It provides a solid foundation for risk management and represents a core value as well as a competitive advantage. Sustainability helps the company with long-term value creation.

Sustainability for the environment, the mitigation of climate change and resource-efficient solutions are key aspects of Bittium´s operations and their development. By maximizing the service life and recyclability of products, their total life cycle impact can be influenced. The company also strives to minimize the environmental impacts of its operations. The company´s performance is monitored through the environmental program.

#1 Innovative and Developing People

Skilled, motivated and committed professionals constitute Bittium´s most important resource. The company´s strengths as an employer include diverse tasks and development opportunities through work on various technologies, products and projects.

#2 Trust-Based Customer Relationships and Secure Products

Bittium specializes in developing reliable, secure communications and connectivity solutions as well as mobile information security solutions, and in providing health technology products and solutions. Sustainability and responsibility cover the entire life cycle of products, from material choices to maintenance and disposal, including the securing of confidentiality and information security.

#3 Corporate Citizenship and Sustainable Business Practices

Bittium operates as a responsible corporate citizen within the surrounding society. The company is a reliable local partner and employer. It engages in active and open dialogue with its stakeholders, acts in accordance with its harmonized operating principles, creates added value for its shareholders and seeks working methods and solutions that promote sustainable development.

#4 Environmental Responsibility

Responsibility for the environment, the mitigation of climate change and resource-efficient solutions are key aspects of Bittium´s operations and their development. In accordance with its environmental policy, Bittium is committed to minimizing the environmental impacts of the production, use and disposal of products.