Well-functioning stakeholder co-operation
We know that when it comes to responsible and sustainable operations, taking stakeholders into account brings a considerable competitive advantage. Open dialogue with our stakeholders is thus important to us. Well-functioning stakeholder co-operation increases transparency and the common understanding of our operations and how we develop them. Consequently, it is one of the basic pillars of our sustainability efforts.
Our six key stakeholders are customers, personnel, authorities, co-operation partners and media, and owners and investors. We communicate with these stakeholders on a daily basis and develop our operations based on their insights and wishes.
We employ some 450 experts in different parts of Finland. Our personnel expect a stable and attractive workplace where they enjoy working. Our employees are highly enterprising people. Opportunities for personal development and to influence as well as an appreciation of expertise are considered important. Our employees also expect fair and equal treatment.
At the heart of our service offering are daily banking services intended for private and corporate customers. Customers expect from us good, continuous and personal service in all our service channels, as well as competitive products. Diverse service channels, good accessibility and confidentiality are considered important.
Partners and media
We collaborate with different partners, subcontractors and the media. Importance is placed on a safe partnership with shared values. The media, for its part, expects open communication and active dialogue.
We engage in active dialogue with various authorities. The authorities expect us to comply with the legislation and requirements and to react to any changes. Due to tightening requirements, the importance of sustainability reporting is also growing.
Owners and investors
Our owners and investors expect our operations to provide good shareholder value and to generate a sufficient return on investments. They also place importance on open and active dialogue, clear communication and end-to-end sustainability. In recent times, owners’ expectations of sustainability have tightened and the importance of sustainable financial and investment products is growing. Approximately 75% of Oma Savings Bank’s shares belong to non-profit organisations. The largest individual owner is South Karelia’s Savings Bank Foundation, with a roughly 30% stake. In 2018, we were listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Oy stock exchange, thanks to which the bank now has more than 8,000 shareholders.