In our work community, being environmentally responsible means taking concrete action. We are also creating a work culture that fosters even greater equality.
We encourage each other to be environmentally friendly
Each year, we draft an environmental report covering the environmental perspectives of the Tax Administration and the objectives we have achieved. The set objectives are presented on tax.fi under “Environmental Agenda.”
We monitor the consumption of paper and electricity, travel, and the amount of waste which has the greatest environmental impacts.
We are continuing to cut down on business trips, and telecommuting has increased substantially. Almost every other Tax Administration employee telecommutes. They do more than 300 person-years of work by this means. Telecommuting is also reflected in the number of business trips – they can often be replaced with Lync meetings.
Major strides towards paperless work have been taken in e-services. Thanks to automatic settings and electronic archiving, printing is now more efficient from a savings perspective and unnecessary printouts are avoided.
Personnel are environmentally aware and have adopted waste sorting practices. Paper consumption is an important factor, as a large share of office waste comprises paper. On the whole, the Tax Administration recycles and handles waste well in its own operations.
In a large organisation, even small issues have huge significance.
An organisation where everyone is equal is a good place to work
Laws have been enacted on equality. Discrimination at the workplace is forbidden. Our working culture upholds equality and applies to all employees. We all contribute to ensuring that all employees are involved in maintaining and creating an even more equal working culture.
The Tax Administration has assessed equality in the organisation, by performing a thorough analysis of equality-related themes.
A pay survey indicated that there were no groundless pay differences between people doing the same work, and that the salaries paid to men and women are highly equal in terms of requirement levels. In addition, we examined factors such as training days, family leave, recruitment reports and gender distribution. The annual VMBaro job satisfaction survey also indicates that gender equality in the working community improved from 3.66 to 3.87 in 2010–2016.