Engaged and motivated employees
The Huhtamaki of today is the result of over 100 years of long history, rooted in Finland and shaped by a diverse workforce of more than 19,000 talented professionals around the globe. We operate in 37 countries and employ people of more than 80 different nationalities. We embrace diversity and provide an inclusive workplace where every individual can bring their whole self to work.
At Huhtamaki, we focus on creating a safe, engaging and inclusive high-performance culture by encouraging our employees to act according to our values – Care Dare Deliver.
Guided by our values and our Global Code of Conduct
Our values - Care Dare Deliver - and our Code of Conduct guide us in everything we do. The way we work is also guided by our global policies and procedures, to ensure a consistent employee experience across the organization. Our global Employment Guidelines, Group Occupational Health and Safety policy, our global Working Conditions Requirements on ethics and an increasing number of globally leveraged people processes and practices provide consistency and transparency across our entire organization, across business segments and regions.
Creating a positive employee experience
Developing our diverse talent is core to our 2030 Growth Strategy. The key to our future success is our ability to build the competencies and capabilities of our employees and People Leaders so that they can thrive in their roles today and in the future. By investing in the continuous development of our people, we nurture a high-performance culture and aim to provide for a unique employee experience.
Our People Leaders play an important role in Huhtamaki’s success, particularly in communicating our strategy, purpose and values to our teams across the organization. Our unique leadership model, our Leadership Imprint, describes the expectations we have of all leaders and provides the foundation for our leadership development efforts.
Our Leadership Imprint combines our values Care Dare Deliver and the three dimensions of leadership: lead yourself, lead others and lead business. The model is used to guide our leaders in their daily work and to shape the impact they make as leaders – their personal leadership handprint.
As an organization we recognize the importance of regular two-way communication with our employees. We also listen to feedback from our employees in many ways. Connect, our biennial global employee engagement survey that covers all our employees, is an important tool for us to listen to our employees. The survey was last conducted in September 2021 with a response rate of 79% (88%) The employee engagement index was at 73% (75%), employee enablement at 76% (76%) and the leadership index at 77% (76%). We identified performance management, diversity, resources, and career opportunities as the global focus areas that have influenced our people strategy in 2022 and beyond. The next survey will be conducted in 2023.
At Huhtamaki, we nurture a culture of learning that enables our talent to grow. We support our employees to trace their own path for growth by providing learning opportunities in the form of structured learning, on-the-job training and learning from others.
As outlined by our Code of Conduct and our values, treating employees equally and with respect is key to successful leadership and ultimately to a successful business and a thriving society. The successful implementation of our 2030 Strategy requires a working culture that is conducive to innovation and creativity. That, in turn, is possible only through the active promotion of inclusion and diversity. Our leadership model, our values and the work we carry out to develop our strategic capabilities all support this goal.