Atria's Code of Conduct

Atria's operating principles are ethical guidelines for the everyday operations of Atria employees. The operating principles concern all Atria employees in all business areas. Personnel are trained in complying with the Code of Conduct in accordance with a training plan.

The operating principles reflect the Atria Way of Work values defined by the company's personnel: "We focus on consumers and customers, we deliver quality-we rely on our brands, we are hungry for success and we enjoy our work". In accordance with these values and in compliance with shared operating principles, Atria can steer its practical operations towards sustainable development and success.

The foundation of Atria's operating principles is set out by the laws and collective agreements in the country of operation, as well as international agreements and recommendations related to responsible operations. The Board of Directors of Atria Plc approved these operating principles at a meeting held on 16 December 2014.

International declarations and conventions that Atria is committed to:

  • 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

Operating principles 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.

The starting point of Atria's environmental management is to ensure that all operations comply with local environmental legislation. At the same time, Atria continuously strives to further improve its results in environmental management and is committed to monitoring the environmental impacts 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 its day-to-day work with stakeholders. The company uses various 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, authorities, financial institutions, educational institutes 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) constitutes the foundation of Atria's HR principles.

Promoting the personnel's well-being and developing employees' skills are key features of Atria's social responsibility. If forms the foundation for the quality of Atria's operations and products, and for the achievement of future growth and profitability targets.

The Atria Way of Work values defined by Atria's personnel are:

  • We focus on consumers and customers
  • We are hungry for success
  • We deliver quality-we rely on our brands
  • We enjoy our work

Business integrity
Compliance with healthy and responsible business practices constitutes the foundation for all of Atria's operations.