The foundation for responsibility management is the company's values: customer success, achieving together, trust in people and responsibility. In 2016, Raute launched a responsibility management development program. The methods and tools resulting from the program are being used by the company to ensure and develop the responsibility of its business and its responsibility reporting. The program also helps Raute to control abuse risks impacting the company.
Raute's Board of Directors has given the company a Code of Conduct which guides personnel to act responsibly in compliance with Raute's values. The company also requires responsibility from its co-operation partners. The Code of Conduct tells personnel and other stakeholders about Raute's requirements and expectations concerning responsible and ethical operations.
Raute supports and respects the principles of the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights and recognizes the fundamental rights at work as defined by the International Labor Organization (ILO), which include the freedom of association, the right to collective bargaining, the abolition of forced labor, and equal opportunities and treatment of employees.
In 2017, Raute assigned a separate Code of Conduct for the company's suppliers. The Supplier Code of Conduct will be included in all new delivery and subcontractor agreements.