Global Compact programme

The Global Compact, established and governed by the UN, is a responsibility programme for companies, which has been in use since 2000. It was established to encourage international companies to operate responsibly in matters related to human rights, labour, and environment, and to work against corruption in all its forms. Currently, 8,700 companies from more than 130 countries have joined it, and the numbers are constantly growing.

The Global Compact is the world’s most extensive voluntary programme that promotes sustainable development and corporate responsibility. It is based on 10 universally accepted principles, through which the companies will be committed to developing their operations. Many of these principles, such as respecting the human rights, the abolition of child labour and discrimination at work, promoting environmental responsibility, and working against corruption seem rather obvious. Using them naturally when cooperating with global clients that are also part of this programme will become more and more important for Finnish companies that want to interact with international networks.

We use the Global Compact as the foundation of our responsibility strategy, as well as to strengthen our relationships with interest groups and to open doors to versatile networks.

The Principles of Global CompactPyroll’s operation
Human rights

Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.

Principle 2: Businesses should make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

We have integrated the principles of Global Compact in our operations in all areas and at all levels. We respect the protection of human rights, maintain the highest ethical and moral standards in our operations, and bear our social responsibility at all times. We support the rights of our personnel in our daily operations and continue to improve their well-being at work.

Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.

Principle 4: Businesses should support the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour.

Principle 5: Businesses should support the effective abolition of child labour.

Principle 6: Businesses should support the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

Our employee policy is continuously developed, with the emphasis on equality, fairness, motivation, and common rules of the game. Pyroll opposes all kinds of discrimination. We believe in motivating our personnel and taking good care of their occupational health. This way we will strengthen our competitive ability and through this help secure the future of our personnel. We also develop our working conditions, labour agreements, and reward systems, and monitor them with working environment and job satisfaction surveys. We believe in the importance of versatile training and the improvement of communications.


Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.

Principle 8: Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.

Principle 9: Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally-friendly technologies.

We take the environment into consideration in our operations by using energy-efficient raw materials and production processes that impact the environment as little as possible. We also ensure that our environmental actions are in harmony with our customers’ ever more demanding environmental goals.

We take the environment into consideration, e.g. in the following ways within our business branches:

PYROLL PACKAGES develops and produced packages that

  • protect the products from damage and contamination  
  • have been manufactured from certified materials
  • minimise the total amount of raw materials
  • can be recycled, composted or reused as energy

PYROLL PAPER MERCHANT markets and distributes paper and paperboard for converting, which has been manufactured in accordance with the standards of sustainable development. This way, we ensure that also the paper/paperboard in the end product takes the environmental values in consideration.

PYROLL CONVERTING develops and provides paper and paperboard converting services that

  • reduce the waste of material during converting and enable the excess material to be reused in paper/paperboard manufacture
  • minimise the transportation of ”unnecessary” material

Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

The collaboration between Pyroll and its customers and partners is always based on openness, honesty, and mutual trust. We only work with partners who believe in these principles as strongly as we do. We comply with laws and regulations, and adhere to ethical business practices in all our operations. We do not accept any illegal or morally questionable activities in any operational environment.