Mon January 11 02:49 pm 2016 in category Company news

Nokian Tyres plc becomes a member of the UN's Global Compact initiative

Nokian Tyres has signed the United Nations' Global Compact initiative and registered as a supporting member of the initiative as of December 23, 2015. Signing the initiative further strengthens the Group's commitment to profitable business and responsible methods.

"The ten principles of the initiative are consistent with Nokian Tyres' code of ethics and promoting these principles will reinforce our position as a responsible premium manufacturer. We are aiming for profitable business with responsible methods and we are committed to incorporating the principles of the initiative into our strategy, culture, and everyday activities," says Ari Lehtoranta, President and CEO of Nokian Tyres.

The UN's Global Compact is the world's largest corporate social responsibility initiative. It was started by Kofi Annan in 2000. Companies that sign the initiative voluntarily commit themselves to promoting ten internationally recognized principles as part of their business. The principles relate to human rights, workers' rights, environmental protection, and combating corruption.

More than 8,000 companies around the world are involved along with around 4,000 other participants such as citizens' associations and public-sector organizations.

Nokian Tyres plc
Antti-Jussi Tähtinen
Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Further information: Teppo Huovila, Vice President, Quality and Process Development, [email protected], +358 10 401 7701