Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility

The Committee is a consultative body that supports administrative decision making. Members of the Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility represent various authorities, trade and industry, and labour market and civic organisations. The Committee’s term of office extends from 30 December 2014 to 30 December 2017.

The Committee functions in pursuit of a stronger national and international social responsibility policy, and economically, socially and ecologically responsible operation and production methods among enterprises and other organisations. The Committee supports organisations’ voluntary societal and corporate responsibility based on current Finnish legislation, international agreements binding on Finland and guidelines issued by international organisations.

The Committee acts as the Finnish National Contact Point for the effective implementation of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises together with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

Composition of the Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility

Chair:

Pekka Timonen, Director-General, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

Deputy chair:

Antti Riivari, Government Counsellor, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

Members (personal deputy in brackets):

Ilkka Saarinen, Deputy Director General, Ministry for Foreign Affairs (deputy persona deputy Kent Wilska, Commercial Counsellor, Ministry for Foreign Affairs)

Ismo Suksi, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (Markus Seppelin, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health)

Merja Saarnilehto, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of the Environment (Pekka Harju-Autti, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of the Environment)

Petri Vihervuori, Senior Financial Counsellor, Prime Minister’s Office, Ownership Steering Department (Marja Pokela, Senior Financial Specialist, Prime Minister's Office, Ownership Steering Department)

Tiina Toivonen, Federation of Finnish Enterprises (Albert Mäkelä, Legal Counsel, Federation of Finnish Enterprises)

Tuuli Mäkelä, Senior Adviser, Confederation of Finnish Industries EK (Minna Etu-Seppälä, Senior Adviser, Confederation of Finnish Industries EK)

Timo Vuori, Chief Executive, International Chamber of Commerce ICC Finland (Anne Horttanainen, Director, Central Chamber of Commerce)

Auli Korhonen, Industrial Policy Specialist, the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions SAK (Pia Björkbacka, Industrial Policy Specialist, the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions SAK)

Leila Kurki, Employment Policy Specialist, Finnish Confederation of Professionals STTK (Antti Aarnio, Head of Business, Finnish Confederation of Professionals STTK)

Vesa Vuornekoski, Senior Legal Adviser, Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland Akava (Elina Moisio, Senior Adviser, Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland Akava)

Marja Kantanen, Deputy Manger, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland (Ilkka Sipiläinen, Deputy Director, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland)

Sonja Vartiala, Executive Director, Finnwatch ry (Lyydia Kilpi, Policy Adviser, Kepa ry)

Jouni Nissinen, Finnish Association for Nature Conservation (Otto Bruun, Environmental Policy Officer, Finnish Association for Nature Conservation)

Tuula Sario, Senior Legal Adviser, Kuluttajaliitto – Konsumenförbundet ry (Jenni Vainioranta, Expert, Kuluttajaliitto – Konsumenförbundet ry)