We need to be conscious and sustainable in all we do and in all choices that we make, since we are aware that our actions have long-term consequences. We strive for social, environmental and financial sustainability. Constant self-reflection is therefore a big part of our work culture, so that we can notice our blind spots and do better.
The six sustainability priorities below represent the areas where we as an organization can make the most significant positive impact on people and the planet.
By celebrating the diversity of our teams we achieve our goals and attract the best possible talent for our projects.
Reducing our environmental impact by minimising energy consumption and improving efficiency of our operations.
Helping our customers create software that is accessible to as many people as possible.
Achieving the best possible results with the least possible use of resources and the lowest environmental impact.
By creating the most effective tools for our customers, we enable them to have a smooth work-life balance.
We combat today's most sophisticated cyber security threats by using the best security practices available.
The Agenda 2030 is a shared vision for the well-being of people and the planet, now and in the future, agreed by all United Nations Member States.
They are best promoted by improving health and education, reducing inequalities and accelerating sustainable growth - while addressing climate change and preserving biodiversity at the same time.
The Vaadin Sustainability program has been created with these goals in mind.
We want to create the best possible company culture so that we can gain and retain the best talent in the industry and achieve our goals together. We may work in a male-dominated sector, but we are constantly improving our recruitment and hiring processes to attract other genders to our teams too.
Our employees are assessed and valued on the basis of knowledge and skills, not personal qualities. We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind, and we do many things every day to raise awareness of diversity and inclusion.
We work on all continents in many different time zones, and our corporate language, English, enables collaboration and development between businesses and communities in all countries.
Accessibility is an important part of our solutions. The solutions we develop enable our customers to ensure that the applications they offer are accessible to the widest possible audience.
The accessibility of our products is assessed annually by an external partner. We also have an internal accessibility team that tests our solutions, and our own developers follow accessibility guidelines. We have organised webinars for external developers and provide accessibility advice to our customers.
By developing accessible digital solutions we make work life better for as many people as possible.
The world is changing fast, and the way we work is changing with it. Modern working practices have taken great leaps forward in recent years all over the world. In many workplaces, remote and hybrid working has become a permanent option, and these new ways of working also require new tools.
Our lightweight open source web solutions allow our customers and users work anywhere, anytime. Through cost-effective solutions and efficient use of resources, we ensure that our employees and customers have time for other things in life too.
By making working methods and tools as flexible as possible, we ensure that it is easy for people to combine work and different life situations.
We believe that to be a truly responsible organisation, we must also be carbon neutral. We are contributing to the fight against climate change by setting our carbon neutrality target. We calculate the carbon footprint of both our own operations and our value chain.
Once we know the size of our carbon footprint, we set emission reduction targets and reduce our emissions. The most effective ways to reduce emissions are to switch to renewable energy sources, reduce energy use and switch to low-carbon vehicles for business travel and commuting.
Once we have reduced our carbon footprint, we offset the remaining emissions and become carbon neutral company.
We want to generate as much economic wealth as possible, using our resources as efficiently as possible. The more efficiently we can use valuable materials and highly competitive skills, the more sustainable economic prosperity we can create.
By analysing customer ecosystems and modernising existing applications, we create added value for our customers from existing systems in the most sustainable possible way.
Through continuous product and service development, we strive to stay at the forefront of developments and always provide our customers and users with the best tools.
We focus on security by protecting our data, technologies and storage sources. By protecting them, we protect our business information, customer information, customer or employee personal information and our company's intellectual property rights.
We carefully identify any security risks and train all our employees in security. We use specific technical implementations to protect our systems and networks and the data stored on them. When our system is as well patched as possible, it is harder to find loopholes to get in.
By taking care of security, we ensure that we are able to serve both existing and new customers in the best possible way.
We fight discrimination and promote diversity. Our mission is to make working life better for as many people as possible. By making working methods and tools flexible, we ensure that people can easily combine work and different life situations. We aim to be a carbon neutral company. By modernising existing applications, we create value for our customers in the most sustainable way possible. We take care of security and ensure that our customers can best serve their customers now and in the future.