Sustainability report

Our operations

Hansel is the central procurement unit of the Finnish government. It organises competitive tendering processes and maintains framework agreements for products and services for government procurement units. Besides framework agreements, Hansel provides tendering services for its customers.

Hansel’s objective is to be the engine of efficient procurement in the government sector. Hansel’s core duty is to increase productivity in central government procurement. By working in close and responsible co-operation with customers, Hansel is able to generate significant savings for society.

Besides creating savings, a centralised model allows more responsible procurement. Our goal is to lead the way in responsible procurement.

Hansel offers its customers security and ease. We turn complexity into simplicity. With years of experience in demanding tendering processes, Hansel’s experts have accumulated solid competences in responsible procurement.

Businesses are interested in the large volumes involved in government procurement, and this provides a good channel through which Hansel can influence the practices of companies that want to take part in government tenders. Contract suppliers are required to comply with sustainable practices in line with government guidelines.

Responsibility as a foundation

Hansel’s operations are guided by public procurement legislation, the central government procurement strategy and government resolutions.

The results of our work connected to corporate responsibility are presented in a Corporate Responsibility Report published annually in Finnish, Swedish and English. The previous report was published on 11 April 2014. The reporting is based on a materiality matrix, with due attention being paid to the G4 reporting principles.

In the report, responsibility aspects are arranged into a matrix based on stakeholder and Hansel’s perspectives. This allows Hansel to focus on reporting the key themes within corporate responsibility.