Policies and principles

Policies and principles 

We believe that sustainable growth results from strong, responsible performance. Applying responsible leadership practices means being responsible for the societies and communities in which we work since they have expectations for us. We are committed to providing our customers with safe and sustainable solutions and services they can rely on while preventing and minimizing emissions and waste. We strive to continuously improve our products, processes and services and deliver on our commitments through concrete actions. Our service concept guarantees that all lifting equipment can be maintained at top performance, extending the lifespan to the fullest. We review key corporate responsibility risks on an annual basis.

Key policies and principles

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct is setting the standard for responsible business conduct. Please see more on Compliance & Ethics page.

Environmental Policy

  • Providing eco-efficient solutions and services for our customers
  • Strive for climate action with external targets
  • Preventing and minimizing harmful discharges into the air, water and ground
  • Open the Environmental Policy

Health and Safety Policy

  • Behaving safely always
  • Having zero tolerance towards unsafe acts and safety violations
  • Continuously improving our safety culture and performance
  • Open the Health and Safety Policy

Global Compact commitment

  • We are guided by the UN Global Compact's ten principles to meet the fundamental responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption:
Human Rights

Principle 1. Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle 2. make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.



Principle 3. Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle 4. the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor;
Principle 5. the effective abolition of child labor; and
Principle 6. the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation. 


Principle 7. Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle 8. Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle 9. Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies. 


Principle 10. Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

Quality Policy

  • Focusing on customers
  • Offer the best service in the industry
  • Provide state of the art technology
  • Strive for zero defects and zero accidents
  • Open the Quality Policy

Diversity & Inclusion Policy

  • Increasing diversity and inclusion including gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and disability to ensure everyone can be themselves in the workplace.

Anti-Corruption Policy

Konecranes has a zero tolerance to bribery and corruption. Please see more on Compliance & Ethics page.

Respect in the Workplace

  • Respecting and valuing our people by providing equal working opportunities
  • Developing a workplace that is free from discrimination and harassment

Whistleblowing channel

Konecranes promotes a healthy corporate speak-up culture. Please see more on Compliance & Ethics page