The anti-grey economy models used by the company exceed legislative requirements in many respects. We continuously monitor the fulfilment of contractor obligations for all of the companies in our supplier network (maintenance, repairs, and construction) through the Reliable Partner service at the tilaajavastuu.fi website.
VVO Group complies with the obligations of the Contractor’s Obligations Act in its procurements, and any party in our procurement chain or in a permanent business relationship with us must also commit to compliance with the Act, as well as the other components of our ethical code. Furthermore, the Group requires all parties in the procurement chain that are involved in renovation, new development and property maintenance to be members of the tilaajavastuu.fi register, to not use illegal labour, to take care of their statutory social obligations, and to commit to achieving VVO Group’s environmental objectives.
Indirect employment effect in person-years
In addition to providing employment to its personnel, VVO Group is a significant indirect employer as a purchaser and investor. The indirect employment effect of VVO’s property maintenance, cleaning, and renovation and building contracting totalled approximately 4,500 person-years in 2015.
Jani Huttunen was elected VVO Group’s Property Manager of the Year 2015. Huttunen achieved the highest score in the annual property maintenance quality measurement. Employed by Kiinteistöhuolto Reilax Oy, Huttunen looks after five of the Group’s properties in Kerava.
TR measurements (working conditions assessment) are a means of observing occupational safety on construction sites. These measurements monitor key factors affecting on-site accidents. From VVO Group’s perspective, these measurements are important for maintaining occupational safety at a good level. The Group has collected this information as from 2013.
In the tender stage, the project manager sets the minimum level of TR measurements. At the site start-up meeting, the target levels are specified with the contractor. At monthly construction site meetings, these TR figures are compared with actual figures measured on the site.