Code of Conduct

It is crucial that we apply the same ethical standards wherever we operate. Our Code of Conduct ensures honest and ethical business practices and is deeply rooted in our company values: curiosity, responsibility, integrity and respect.

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"Our Code of Conduct defines how we do business at Fortum and it is embedded in our values and our Open Leadership principles. Together with our strategy, it unites us across our locations and cultures. The importance of a shared Code of Conduct increases as our scope of operations and influence widens and the world around us grows more and more complex."

Markus Rauramo

President and CEO, Fortum

Fortum operates globally, and our employees are citizens of many different countries. Consequently, our operations are subject to various national and international laws and regulations. As an industry leader, we go beyond simply obeying the law: we embrace the spirit of integrity and uphold the highest standards of ethical business conduct. We believe that there is a clear connection between the high ethical business practices set by our Code of Conduct and successful financial results.

Fortum’s Code of Conduct builds on various international agreements and initiatives and defines the principles of how we treat others, do business, and engage with the wider world.

Our values – curiosity, responsibility, integrity, and respect – shape our culture as a company and are the foundation of this Code. Fortum employees, members of our Board of Directors, and anyone representing Fortum is expected to conduct themselves according to this Code of Conduct. Additionally, Fortum expects companies affiliated with us to respect these principles. Uniper has its own Code of Conduct and its own Compliance Management System.

Fortum has a separate Supplier Code of Conduct, and we require that our suppliers comply with it.

Read our Code of Conduct in different languages

Our Code of Conduct is published in twelve languages and has been approved by the Board of Directors.