2022

Cracking the code to sustainable happiness – the Finnish way

Finland has been ranked the happiest country in the world for the fifth year in a row in the world in the UN World Happiness Report. What is it about Finland, that makes the country not only the happiest but also a forerunner in sustainable technologies as well? Besides that sustainability stems from trust, “there’s …

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UPM receives all-time high EcoVadis score thanks to its renewed social responsibility agenda

FDCC Patron member UPM has received an all-time high EcoVadis score for its renewed social responsibility agenda.  UPM received high scores on the categories of Environment, Labour & Human Rights, and Ethics & Sustainable Procrurement, leading to the highest ‘Platinum score’ from the globally-known EcoVadis Business Sustainability Ratings. Only 1% of all the 90 000 …

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New Ambassador of Finland to the Netherlands

Last week Wednesday new Ambassador of Finland to the Netherlands Mr. Ilkka-Pekka Similä presented the Letters of credence to His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. We are very much looking forward to meeting him next month at the Meet and Greet event in The Hague! For more information, visit: https://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/agenda/2022/09/14/geloofsbrieven-ambassadeurs-slovenie-finland-en-litouwen  

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Russia’s war in Ukraine is stifling Finland’s economic recovery

Russia’s war in Ukraine is weakening the outlook for the Finnish economy. Inflation has risen significantly. “Supply chain bottlenecks and high raw material prices are pushing up inflation. Inflation is projected to slow next year as the impact of energy prices subsides and supply chain disruptions are expected to ease,” says Bank of Finland Head …

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Neste and a Dutch start-up Circularise team up to increase visibility along value chains

FDCC Patron member Neste and a Netherlands-based startup Circularise have announced a partnership to bring Circularise’s traceability software into circular polymers and chemicals supply chains. The goal of the cooperation is to establish digital solutions to trace renewable and recycled material flows, providing increased transparency along the value chain. Data-based supply chain visibility can strengthen …

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Helsinki named top-three city for highly-skilled talent

Forrester, a market research company based in Massachusetts, the US, has named Helsinki, Stockholm, and Copenhagen as the three top hotspots for businesses to recruit highly-skilled talent in Europe The top 10 of the ranking was rounded out by Berlin, Hamburg, Oslo, Munich, Vienna, Zurich, and Amsterdam. Forrester stressed that European businesses need to look …

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Honorary Consulate of Finland in Amsterdam opened

Dirk Petrus Witteveen, Managing Director at Transfennica Ltd, has been appointed as Honorary Consul of Finland in Amsterdam, with jurisdiction over the provinces Noord-Holland, Friesland, Groningen, Drenthe, Overijssel and Flevoland. Mr. Witteveen holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Amsterdam. He has been working as Managing Director at Transfennica Ltd, a daughter …

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KONE awarded as Supplier Engagement Leader by CDP

KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has again been awarded a position on the CDP 2021 Supplier Engagement Rating (SER) Leaderboard. KONE ranks among the top 4.5% of organizations assessed by CDP. Demonstrating actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks, and develop a low-carbon economy, KONE also achieved a place on CDP’s …

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