Atria Code of Conduct

Atria’s operating principles are ethical guidelines for the day-to-day operations of Atria employees. The operating principles concern all Atria employees in all business areas. Employees are trained to comply with the Code of Conduct in line with a training plan.

The operating principles reflect the Atria Way of Work values defined by the company’s employees: We focus on consumers and customers, we deliver quality, we are hungry for success and we enjoy our work. By working in line with these values, Atria can guide its practical operations towards sustainable development and success by following harmonised operating principles.

Atria’s Code of Conduct is based on the laws and collective labour agreements of the country of operation and international agreements and recommendations related to responsible operations. Atria Plc’s Board of Directors approved Atria’s operating principles at its meeting on 26 October 2016.

Atria is committed to the following international agreements and recommendations:

  • UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Convention on Rights of the Child
  • Agreement of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on basic rights at work
  • UN Global Compact initiative for the promotion of human rights, rights at work and environmental protection and the prevention of corruption
  • OECD code of practice for multinational companies
  • Business Charter for Sustainable Development of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and ICC instructions against bribery and corruption
  • Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) purchasing principles

Atria’s Code of Conduct in brief:

Safe Atria Quality

Atria’s production plants and food processing processes follow international hygiene requirements and standards. High-quality raw materials, efficient manufacturing and delivery processes and an uninterrupted cold chain guarantee that Atria’s products are safe to consume.


Atria’s environmental management aims to ensure that all operations are in full compliance with local environmental legislation. At the same time, Atria continuously strives to further improve its environmental performance and is committed to monitoring the environmental effects of its operations, products and services and to identifying the significance of the environmental impacts of each stage of the operating chain.


Atria’s corporate responsibility policy is embodied in the day-to-day work with our stakeholders. The company uses studies, surveys and analyses, as well as personal interaction with stakeholders, to gain extensive knowledge of their expectations. Consumers, customers, personnel, meat producers and shareholders are strategically important stakeholders to Atria. Other stakeholders include raw material and material suppliers, the authorities, financial institutions, educational institutions and the media.


Atria respects and supports internationally recognised human rights principles and promotes their implementation in all of its business areas. Compliance with local legislation and the key conventions of the Internal Labour Organisation (ILO) lays the foundation for Atria’s HR principles.

Promoting employees’ well-being and developing their skills are key aspects of Atria’s social responsibility. The quality of Atria’s operations and products and the achievement of future growth and profitability targets depend on these factors.

Business integrity

Compliance with healthy and responsible business practices is the foundation for all of Atria’s operations.