Although ethical conduct and its continuous development are important in all national and international business activities, their significance is particularly emphasised in the defence industry.
The Patria Group’s reputation and long-term reliability as a partner – in Finland and on the international markets – are the foundation of profitable business operations, and have a major impact on the net worth of the Group.
Our practices are based on universal principles of integrity, transparency, accountability and sustainable development. They are in line with Patria's values. Like our export licensing practices, and our cooperation and other agreements, they also guide Patria's conduct.
We are committed to complying with the laws and regulations of the countries in which we operate. Patria has zero tolerance for any unethical activity. We do not accept unethical or corrupt conduct by our employees or business associates, and actively seek to prevent it.
As a way of ensuring responsible practices, our Ethical Code of Conduct defines our way of working in various situations. This guideline is complemented by more detailed policies and guidelines. It is the duty of all employees and temporary workers to read the complementary guidelines and policies when necessary. Patria undertakes to provide its staff with training and information and to engage in ongoing dialogue with external business partners, to ensure that all stakeholders are aware of its code of conduct.
We will strive to ensure that our actual practices fall in line with this code, by organising and developing the appropriate inspection, monitoring and reporting procedures.