We strive to respect the highest standards of human rights in our operations and supply chains, build close, long-term relationships with the communities that host our production sites, and provide safe and healthy work environments free from discrimination and full of opportunity for our team. Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s continued progress in these three priority areas is essential to our long-term success. When people thrive, we thrive.

Human Rights

At Ahlstrom-Munksjö, we are strongly committed to respecting fundamental human rights in our operational activities and we expect the same from our suppliers.

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Our company Code of Conduct and Supplier Code of Conduct affirm our dedication to fair and equal treatment in hiring and employment practices, respect for freedom of association and collective bargaining rights, and prohibition of child labor, harassment and abuse, and forced and compulsory labor. We encourage reporting of all potential violations of our codes to a dedicated and confidential mailbox,

To meet our Human Rights goals, we are advancing new Code of Conduct awareness and training opportunities for employees across the company and ensure all of our chemical and fiber suppliers have signed our Supplier Code of Conduct and have undergone risk evaluation. 

Community Engagement

To Ahlstrom-Munksjö, Community Engagement means having a positive impact in the community by supporting local and global initiatives that align with our values. In particular, by building long-term relationships with the communities that host our production sites, we can ensure we are a good neighbor and create possibilities for productive collaborations and partnerships.

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Our production sites have undertaken a diverse range of community engagement activities, such as hosting open houses and plant tours, providing educational or professional development opportunities for young people, contributing charitable donations and in-kind support to community enrichment activities, and quickly responding to any concerns related to regular plant activities.

To meet our Community Engagement goals, Ahlstrom-Munksjö plant management teams take time each year to plan their community engagement work. Find out more about our community engagement activities on the Donations and Charity page.

Employee Well-being 

At Ahlstrom-Munksjö, we believe in creating safe and inclusive work environments where our over 8,000 employees can thrive. We are focused on three dimensions of Employee Well-Being: Health & Safety, Employee Development, and Gender Equality.

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Health & Safety

Safety is our mindset throughout our operations at Ahlstrom-Munksjö. We work towards a zero accident workplace by setting ambitious targets for continuous improvement, developing consistent safety practices and competencies at every level, and creating a culture of responsibility and accountability for all employees, contractors, and visitors at our production sites. Achieving results in this area is a fundamental value for Ahlstrom-Munksjö and ensures we are supporting a healthy, productive team whose contributions are essential to company success.

To meet our Health & Safety goals, we focus on preventative activities, behaviour-based safety interactions, safety inspections and auditing, and tailored safety training to ensure a safe working environment.

Employee Development

Ahlstrom-Munksjö values diversity, empowering our people, and encouraging personal growth and opportunities. We are committed to be an organization that never stops learning and supports all the competencies, knowledge, skills, experiences and behaviors embodied in our team that are critical to our future success.

To meet our Employee Development goals, we are working to ensure all employees have had an annual performance and development discussion with their manager and are initiating an employee engagement survey.

Gender Equality

In addition to preventing discrimination based on gender in accordance with our Human Capital Policy, Ahlstrom-Munksjö is working to proactively ensure we are providing equal opportunities and drawing on talent across the organization.

We are developing goals to pursue continuous improvement in this area. Our ambition is to always have applicants of the underrepresented gender among the final candidates in both internal and external recruitments and ultimately close any gender gaps in our company.

Learn more about our work in each of these areas in our Annual and Sustainability Report. 

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