Responsibility in procurement and subcontracting

Responsibility in procurement and subcontracting

Implementing responsible subcontracting and procurement

YIT commits to respecting the right to work and human rights in its own operations and supply chain and aims to identify the risks related to them. YIT sets environmental and social responsibility requirements for its subcontractors and supply chain and monitors the implementation of these demands. ​

Our approach

We employ a substantial number of subcontractors and suppliers in all of our operating countries. Good and trustworthy suppliers, subcontractors and service providers are paramount to YIT's operations.

Our responsibility requirements apply to the entire supply chain. We have a group-wide policy, the YIT Supplier Code of Conduct, which applies to all cooperation with YIT’s current and potential suppliers. The YIT Supplier Code of Conduct requires our partners to comply with applicable national and international laws and regulations, respecting the rights of employees, preventing discrimination, paying special attention to occupational safety, and taking environmental issues into consideration in their operations.

In addition our procurement activities are guided by our procurement policy.

Read more about principles of operations

How to identify labor exploitation?

All of those operating in the construction industry must work together in order to implement responsible subcontracting. We have made common guidelines for all construction sector operators, which help each one of us in identifying possible labor exploitation at work sites. Download the guide and check list below!