The Blood Service is responsible for supplying blood products in Finland in both normal and exceptional circumstances. Responsibility is a natural part of our activities.

A person wearing the Donor hoodie leaning against a concrete wall.

We actively assess and manage operational risks and ensure the reliability of operations both under normal circumstances and in anticipation of any exceptional situations. We make sure that donating blood is safe and that the gift provided by the donor will be used as efficiently, appropriately and timely as possible for the benefit of patients. By ensuring financial stability we want to be able to adapt to changes in our operating environment, no matter how sudden. The asset managers we use are committed to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment.

We only make contracts for 100% renewable electricity. In autumn 2023, we switched over to renewable heat in our headquarters. Relocating our headquarters into new purpose-built premises in Vantaa in 2022 allowed us to make several significant improvements in energy efficiency, ecology, waste recycling and ergonomics. As a result of the relocation, electricity, water and district heating consumption as well as waste volumes were significantly lower than in 2022.

We attach great importance to the well-being of our staff and systematically seek ways to improve our work community. We want the Blood Service to be a great place to work for our summer employees too. In recognition of this we were ranked third among big companies in the Responsible Summer Job campaign.

We also encourage others to pay attention to responsibility. In 2023 we introduced a workplace certificate that provides workplaces with a new opportunity to engage in corporate social responsibility. An organisation can obtain this workplace certificate if it allows employees to donate blood during working hours.

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