City of Äänekoski
In 2019, the City of Äänekoski launched the Green Renewable Äänekoski (Vihreä Uusiutuva Äänekoski) project, in which an environmental policy and an environment programme for the city is created. The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Association of Central Finland.
Within the framework of this project, Third Rock assessed the emissions reduction potential of Äänekoski’s planned climate measures, recommended the prioritisation of certain measures, proposed new measures, and produced examples of emission reduction calculation examples of various measures.
VR Group is a travel, logistics, and maintenance service company, which transports us towards a prosperous and carbon-neutral Finland. VR Group serves both consumer and corporate customers.
Together with VR, Third Rock developed a biodiversity strategy for the company, and supported the identification and formulation of the company’s key biodiversity impacts, targets and measures.
Working with Third Rock helped us identify key issues related to biodiversity loss and build our first biodiversity strategy. With the help of the process, we were able to kickstart our own holistic biodiversity work. In recent years, we have worked for biodiversity through, for example, the management of traditional landscapes, but now we have a broader understanding of what can be done for biodiversity.”Jonna Juslin
Director of Public Relations and International Affairs
Tulli – Customs
Finnish Customs promotes the smooth flow of goods trade, ensures legal compliance, and keeps Finland safe and secure. As a government agency, Customs also has a strong mandate to develop responsibility work in every area of its operations.
In cooperation with Customs, Third Rock worked on the organisation’s environmental program and explored a wide range of measures to increase Customs’ positive impact on the environment.
The Circular Economy Center
The Circular Economy Centre serves companies by developing businesses, providing expert assistance, applying for funding, and connecting actors. The Centre works closely with companies, authorities and educational institutions, and it is a respected pioneer in its field on a national and international scale.
In cooperation with the staff and management team of the Centre, Third Rock has implemented a three-workshop strategy process that identifies the operating environment, threats and opportunities, and devises new services. In addition, key communications aspects and a roadmap for 2035 have been created for the strategy.
Working with Third Rock helped us identify key operating environment trends and create a roadmap. Through the process, we identified new services and made a plan for further work.”
Sari Kuvaja has been cooperating with Sinebrychoff since 2010, especially in the development and implementation of the company’s sustainability reporting and communications. In addition, Sari supports Sinebrychoff in its stakeholder engagement work.
I appreciate Sari Kuvaja’s breadth and comprehensive corporate responsibility and sustainability expertise. He is a critical sparrer who is also ready and willing to contribute to the practical implementation of communication actions.”Marja-Liisa Weckström
VP Corporate Affairs, Sinebrychoff
Expectations from stakeholders and the challenges and opportunities of sustainable development are increasingly important factors for businesses to consider. Companies need to meet these requirements in order to justify their existence also in the future.
Valio has had a comprehensive corporate responsibility strategy for a long time. Now, the company wanted to focus their sustainability efforts on the themes most relevant for their business and stakeholders. Third Rock supported Valio in these efforts by utilising the Sustainability Platform concept.
”Third Rock analysed our corporate responsibility programme and supported us in creating a new one. We received expert support in focusing and crystallizing our messages. Their approach expanded our knowledge, especially in the field of sustainability leadership.”Hanna Hiekkamies
SVP, Brands and Sustainability, Valio
Tamro is a forerunner in reliable healthcare and a unifier in its industry. The company has recognized the importance of its reputation and sustainability work as business drivers.
Together with Tamro, we developed a sustainability programme for the company, utilizing our Sustainability Platform concept, and supported Tamro in creating a sustainability policy.
Third Rock’s Sustainability Platform concept helped us focus our sustainability efforts and metrics in a way that supports the business. Furthermore, we use the Sustainability Platform in our sustainability monitoring and reporting.”Kati Tukiainen
Sustainability Director & Entrepreneur, Image Wear
In order to meet the increasing demands for corporate responsibility and sustainability, DNA focuses on business-relevant sustainability topics, and integrates sustainability aspects into product and service development.
DNA wanted to deepen the company’s executive team’s understanding of megatrends and sustainability trends, and analyse these trends from a business perspective. For this work, DNA chose Third Rock as its partner. The process culminated in a workshop with the executive team, preceded by a survey on sustainability themes as well as interviews with the company’s top management.
Collaboration with Third Rock helped us structure key trends and sustainability aspects that are relevant to our business. The project strengthened our strategic sustainability work and its management.”Vilhelmiina Wahlbeck
Vice President, Corporate Communications and Sustainability, DNA
The Private Employment Agencies Association (HPL) supports their corporate members with a variety of advisory services. Sustainability topics have become increasingly important drivers for success also in the field of private employment, and the Association recognized the need to offer their members support in sustainability work. This is where Third Rock stepped in by planning and executing a sustainability training for the corporate members of the Association and creating a guidebook for the development of a corporate responsibility program. The guidebook was accompanied by video content.
The guidebook and videos are meant to support private employment agencies in planning, setting goals, and measuring sustainability. The project was executed in close cooperation with the Association and its members.
In recent years, we have invested heavily in supporting the sustainability efforts of our corporate members. Our members already follow guidelines for a fair application experience, recruitment and inclusiveness, to mention few. We were greatly inspired to develop the next steps for responsible private employment with the lead of such a top expert as Sari. The excitement Sari was able to create with her expertise has already borne fruit as many of our corporate members are in the process of creating a sustainability strategy.”
CEO, The Private Employment Agencies Association
Meira Oy is part of Italian Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group, one of the largest coffee companies in Europe. Meira manufactures coffee and flavouring products in Helsinki, Finland. Meira had internally drafted a sustainability programme and focus areas for its sustainability work. In the process, Meira had recognised the need for validation of the plan, and Third Rock was chosen as the partner. Together with Meira’s management team and the sustainability working group, we utilised the Sustainability Platform concept to define the organisation’s sustainability focus areas, key themes, and KPIs.
Third Rock had done their homework in going through and analysing our materials. In the workshop, they challenged us in a good way. By working together, we arrived at a clear articulation of the main pillars of our sustainability programme.”Marleena Bask
Director, Strategy & Insight, Meira
Deaconess Foundation started developing a sustainability strategy in August 2019. We contributed to the process as an advisor, as a member of the sustainability steering group, and as a team leader of one of the subgroups. The sustainability strategy was approved by the Group Management Board in June 2020. The process was built on our Sustainability Platform concept, applying it to the needs of a non-profit actor such as the Deaconess Foundation.
Responsibility is part of all activities at Deaconess Foundation. Together with our personnel, we analysed relevant sustainability topics in order to design a concrete sustainability programme with objectives and indicators. Third Rock’s expertise helped us structure our work towards a more responsible and sustainable foundation. We are delighted with the pragmatic and inspiring support from Third Rock.”Laura Niemi
Communications Director, Deaconess Foundation
Fingo is an NGO platform and an expert on global development. They represent 300 Finnish civil society organisations and strive to build a fairer world for all. We developed a climate justice operating environment and stakeholder analysis as well as an advocacy plan in cooperation with Fingo’s advocacy team.
Cooperation with Third Rock supported us in recognizing the relevant sustainability trends and helped us to complete our strategy on climate justice. The process enabled us to set clear goals and indicators.“Annika Launiala
Director, Advocacy, Fingo