Our corporate responsibility reporting complies with the CR reporting model for non-listed companies owned by the Finnish State (Government Resolution on Ownership Policy, November 3, 2011, Appendix 3) as well as with the guidelines issued by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The report has not been verified. According to our own assessment, our reporting corresponds to the Core level of the GRI’s G4 guidelines.

GRI Application level check 2017



GRI ContentRemarks

Strategy and Analysis

G4-1 CEO's statement

Key impacts, risks and opportunities
Financial Statements Bulletin

Corporate responsibility program

Financial Statements Bulletin: Risk Management and Corporate Responsibility

Organizational Profile:

Name of the reporting organization

G4-4 Primary brands, products and services Strategy
G4-5 Location of the organization’s headquarters Verkkosaarenkatu 5, Helsinki
G4-6 Number of countries where the organization operates and names of countries where either the organization has significant operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability topics covered in the report Strategy
G4-7 Nature of ownership and legal form
Corporate Governance

Markets served

G4-9 Scale of the reporting organization
Financial info
Financial Statements Bulletin

G4-10 Total number of employees by employment contract and employment type, by region and gender

Permanent employees: Sweden 257, Finland 254
Temporary employees: Sweden 2, Finland 20


The percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreements

Sweden: 44%
Finland: 76%

The organization’s supply chain
Environmental responsibility

Identified as an area of development.

Significant changes during the reporting period regarding the organization’s size, structure, ownership or supply chain
Financial Statements Bulletin


Application of the precautionary principle
Corporate Governance
Risk management

The precautionary principle is included in the EU’s environmental legislation and it has been taken into account in Nordic Morning Group’s operations.

Externally developed principles or initiatives to which the organization subscribes or which it endorses
Memberships and certificates


Externally developed principles or initiatives to which the organization subscribes or which it endorses
Memberships and certificates


Identified Material Aspects and Boundaries:
Corporate responsibility

G4-17 Entities included in the organization’s consolidated financial statements
Corporate responsibility: Reporting
G4-18 Defining the report content
Corporate responsibility: Materiality assessment
G4-19 Material Aspects  Corporate responsibility: Material aspects and boundaries
G4-20 The Aspect Boundary for each material Aspect within the organization  CR program: Material aspects and boundaries

The Aspect Boundary for each material Aspect outside the organization

CR program: Material aspects and boundaries
G4-22 Effect of any restatements of information provided in previous reports  No changes
G4-23 Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the Scope and Aspect Boundaries  No significant changes from previous reporting period

Stakeholder Engagement
CR program

G4-24 List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization
CR program: Stakeholders
G4-25 The basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage
CR program: Stakeholders
G4-26 The organization’s approach to stakeholder engagement
CR program: Stakeholders
G4-27 Key topics and concerns raised through stakeholder engagement Identified as an area of development.

Report Profile:
Corporate responsibility: Reporting

G4-28 Reporting period  
G4-29 Date of most recent previous report  
G4-30 Reporting cycle  
G4-31 Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents  
G4-32 GRI Content Index  
G4-33 The organization’s policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report  


Governance Structure and Composition Corporate Governance
G4-34 Governance structure and committees
G4-35 The process for delegating authority
Corporate responsibility: Governance
G4-36 Responsible persons
Board of directors
G4-38 Composition of the Board of Directors
Board of directors
G4-39 Position of the Chairman of the Board
G4-40 Nomination and selection processes for the Board

Processes for avoiding conflicts of interest

The role of the Board in the development, approval and updating of the organization’s purpose, values and strategy Corporate Governance  Corporate responsibility

G4-42 The role of the Board in the development, approval and updating of the organization’s purpose, values and strategy
Corporate Governance

Highest Governance Body’s Competencies and Performance Evaluation Corporate Governance  Board of directors


Competencies of the Board


Processes for evaluation of the Board’s performance


Highest Governance Body’s Role in Risk Management Corporate Governance  Corporate responsibility

G4-45 The Board’s role in the identification and management of risks
G4-47 Frequency of risk assessment

Remuneration and Incentives Corporate Governance  Social responsibility

G4-51 Remuneration policies for the Board and senior executives 
G4-52 Processes for determining remuneration

Ethics and Integrity
Code of business ethics  Corporate responsibility

G4-56 The organization’s values and codes of conduct

G4-57 Mechanisms for seeking advice on ethical and lawful behavior
G4-58 Mechanisms for reporting concerns about unethical or unlawful behavior Corporate responsibility: Governance

Disclosures on Management Approach 
Corporate Governance

Generic Disclosures on Management Approach (DMA)
Corporate Governance
Corporate responsibility program

Category: Economic:
Financial responsibility

Aspect: Economic Performance Financial responsibility


Direct Economic Value Generated and Distributed

Financial responsibility: Added value for stakeholders
G4-EC2 Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organization’s activities due to climate change
Corporate responsibility
Environmental responsibility
Corporate responsibility: Risk management

Coverage of the organization’s defined benefit plan obligations
Corporate Governance
Financial Statements

G4-EC4 Financial assistance received from government No subsidies received from government during the reporting period

Category: Environmental 
Environmental responsibility

Aspect: Materials Environmental responsibility

G4-EN1 Materials used by weight or volume Environmental Responsibility, Consumption of materials at Nordic Morning Group's production sites
G4-EN2 Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials Cardboard boxes (47 tons in 2017).

Aspect: Energy Environmental responsibility

G4-EN3 Energy consumption within the organization 2016:
8 109 MWh electricity
4 226 MWh district heating
197 MWh district cooling
total energy consumption 12 532 MWh
6 240 MWh electricity
2 802 MWh district heating
143 MWh district cooling
total energy consumption 9 185 MWh
G4-EN4 Energy consumption outside of the organization Fuel consumption as part of the carbon footprint calculation
G4-EN5 Energy intensity

Energy consumption at Nordic Morning Group's production sites
2015: 0.37 MWh/tEUR
2016: 0.36 MWh/tEUR
2017: 0.47 MWh/tEUR
2015: 2.7 MWh/tons of paper
2016: 3.1 MWh/tons of paper
2017: 3.1 MWh/tons of paper

G4-EN6 Reduction of energy consumption In 2017 Nordic Morning Group sold its printing business (Edita Bobergs AB) in Falun, which means reduction of 2.400 MWh in Group’s energy consumption.
The following procedures for increasing energy efficiency were carried out Edita Prima Ltd:

In 2014, the compressor for the pneumatic system was replaced with a more energy efficient one that will save approximately 175 MWh of energy annually.
In 2014, the lighting of the offices was changed to LEDs, which will save approximately 90 MWh of energy annually.
In 2011, the lighting system of the factory floor was renewed. This will save approximately 900 MWh of energy annually.
G4-EN7 Reductions in energy requirements of products and services Initiatives are listed in the box "How we reduce our carbon footprint".
Reductions in energy consumption not reported.

Aspect: Water Environmental responsibility

G4-EN8 Total water withdrawal by source  

Aspect: Biodiversity Environmental responsibility

G4-EN12 Significant impacts of activities, products and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas Maintain a due diligence system to determine the origin of wood fiber

Aspect: Emissions Environmental responsibility

G4-EN15 Direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (scope 1)
G4-EN16 Energy indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (scope 2)
G4-EN17 Other indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (scope 3)
G4-EN18 Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity

CO2-emissions/net revenue
2014: 8.9 tons CO2/mEUR
2015: 8.4 tons CO2/mEUR
2016: 7.7 tons CO2/mEUR
2017: will be published in April

2014: 1.5 tons CO2/person
2015: 1.4 tons CO2/person
2016: 1.3 tons CO2/person
2017: will be published in April

G4-EN19 Reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions The following procedures have been carried out in the Group to reduce greenhouse gas emissions:
In 2009, Edita Prima Ltd switched to using only energy from renewable energy sources. The estimated CO2 emissions were decreased by more than 1,900 tons a year.
In 2012, Edita Prima Ltd and Edita Publishing switched to using only climate compensated transport services. The estimated CO2 emissions were decreased by more than 100 tons a year.
In 2017, Nordic Morning Group sold its printing business (Edita Bobergs AB) in Falun, which means reduction of 2.400 MWh in Group’s energy consumption.

Aspect: Effluents and Waste Environmental responsibility

G4-EN23 Total weight of waste by type and disposal method  

Aspect: Products and Services Environmental responsibility

G4-EN27 Extent of impact mitigation of environmental impacts of products and services  

Aspect: Compliance

G4-EN29 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations There have been no fines and sanctions in 2017.

Aspect: Transport Environmental responsibility

G4-EN30 Significant environmental impacts of transporting products and other goods and materials for the organization’s operations, and transporting members of the workforce Carbon calculations include CO2-emissions from transportation.

Social responsibility 


Labour practices and decent work

Aspect: Employment Social responsibility 

G4-LA1 Total number and rates of new employee hires and employee turnover by age group, gender and region

Total numbr of employees who left the company for any reason: Sweden 127, Finland 52, total 179
Total recruited externally: Sweden 49, Finland 43, total 92
Rate of total employee turnover: Finland 3%, Sweden 26%, total 15%
The %-shares by country and gender : Finland, men 55%, women 45%, Sweden, men 54%, women 46%, total, men 55%, women 45%.

G4-LA2 Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees, by significant locations of operation

All benefits which are standard for full-time employees of the organization are provided to temporary or part-time employees at all locations.

Aspect: Labor/Management Relations Social responsibility

G4-LA4 Minimum notice periods regarding operational changes, including whether these are specified in collective agreements

Sweden: 2 months if up to 25 employees may be redundant, 4 months if 26-100 employees may be redundant; 6 months if more that 100 employees may be made redundant

Finland: For any organizational changes that have direct influence to the work of the employees the employer shall invite employee representatives to negotiate with a written invitation five days prior to negotiations. If organizational changes may lead to redundancies of less than 10 employees, a negotiation period of two weeks shall be applied. If organizational changes may lead to redundancies of more than 9 employees, a negotiation period of six weeks shall be applied.

Aspect: Occupational Health and Safety Social responsibility

G4-LA5 Percentage of total workforce represented in formal joint management-worker health and safety committees that help monitor and advise on occupational health and safety programs We have occupational safety committees in both countries. In avarage 3,7% of the total workforce participates in the occupational health and safety committee work.
G4-LA6 Type of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days and absenteeism, and total number of work-related fatalities, by region and by gender

Number of accidents at work: Finland 5, Sweden 13
LTIF1 (lost time injury frequency up to 1 day): Sweden 0, Finland 0
LTIF3 (lost time injury frequency up to 3 days): Sweden 5.2, Finland 9.9

G4-LA7 Workers with high incidence or high risk of diseases related to their occupation

The workers who work with printing machines have a higher incidence or a higher risk of occupational diseases. There are 58 employees in Finland who work with such tasks. Several methods are used in production work to take care of employees’ safety, knowledge and correct methods of working, those all pursue to prevent working accidents. 

Aspect: Training and Education  Social responsibility 

G4-LA9 Average hours of training per year per employee by gender, and by employee category

Sweden 50, Finland  20, Group 37

G4-LA10 Programs for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings
G4-LA11 Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews, by gender and by employee category 83 percent of the Group’s staff had at least one development discussion with their manager.

Aspect: Diversity and Equal Opportunity


Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per employee category according to gender, age group, minority group membership and other indicators of diversity
Social responsibility

Breakdown of governance bodies:
Board of directors: 3 men, 3 women. 50 percent of members are female. Age varied between 46-57 years, mean 53 years.



Aspect: Anti-corruption Code of Business Ethics


Communication and training on anti-corruption policies and procedures