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 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020.

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’ 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.

The functions of the Committee are based on Government Decree 591/2008 given 4 September 2008 and updated 3 March 2016.

Composition of the Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility

Chair:

Antti Neimala, Director-General, Ministry of Economic  Affairs and Employment

Deputy Chair:

Liisa Huhtala, Government Counsellor, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

Members (personal deputy in brackets):

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

Merja Saarnilehto, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of the Environment (Markus Seppelin, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health)

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

Petri Holopainen, Legal Counsel, Federation of Finnish Enterprises (Tiina Toivonen, Head of Legal Affairs, Federation of Finnish Enterprises)

Tuuli Mäkelä, Senior Adviser, Confederation of Finnish Industries EK (Mika Kärkkäinen, Senior Adviser, Confederation of Finnish Industries EK)

Timo Vuori, Chief Executive, International Chamber of Commerce ICC Finland (Johanna Sipola, Director, Central Chamber of Commerce)

Pia Björkbacka, Industrial Policy Specialist, the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions SAK (Pekka Ristelä, Head of International Affairs, the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions SAK)

Leila Kurki, Specialist, employment and innovation, Finnish Confederation of Professionals STTK (Antti Koskela, Economist, Finnish Confederation of Professionals STTK)

Anu Tuovinen, Senior Legal Adviser, Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland Akava (Vesa Vuorenkoski, Senior Legal Advisor, Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland Akava)

Ilkka Sipiläinen, Senior Advisor, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland (Juha Beurling, Secretary General, Kuluttajaliitto – Konsumenförbundet ry)

Mikko Routti, Chief Executive, Finnish Business and Society ry (Ulla Roiha, Manager, Finnish Business and Society ry)

Sonja Vartiala, Executive Director, Finnwatch ry (Janne Ronkainen, Chair, Finnwatch ry)

Outi Hakkarainen, Policy Adviser, Kepa ry

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