Varma receives EcoVadis Platinum recognition for its responsibility performance for second time

EcoVadis, a globally recognized business sustainability rating provider, has awarded Varma the Platinum EcoVadis Medal. Varma’s sustainability practices were rated as excellent, and we ranked in the top one per cent of the 90,000 companies analysed. Varma’s sustainability efforts focus especially on mitigating climate change in investments and promoting equality in working life.

EcoVadis assesses companies on their sustainability performance from the perspectives of the environment, labour & human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. Companies use the assessments to compare the subcontractors in their supply chain.

The independent assessment report was completed at the turn of the year. Varma’s previous EcoVadis result is from 2021, and since that assessment, Varma’s score increased from 73 to 80 out of 100.

“We are pleased and proud of this result. We don't have just a single indicator for the work we have done for sustainability; instead sustainability assessment takes into account processes and daily work in addition to figures. Sustainability is an integral part of Varma’s strategy, and we have actively developed its various aspects,” says Sustainability Director Hanna Kaskela.

According to EcoVadis’s assessment, Varma has comprehensive policies and practices in place in various sustainability areas, leading to good results. Our environmental sustainability work in particular received high scores, and our focus on human rights was also commended. Some areas are still in need of development, especially managing the sustainability of the supply chain.

“After the previous assessment, our points have increased thanks to additional measures and the implementation of new policies. For example, we revised our sustainability programme, tightened our climate policy and prepared a Biodiversity Roadmap and Principles for Human Rights. The EcoVadis assessment has given us new momentum to develop our sustainability,” Hanna Kaskela explains.

Biodiversity and human rights as sustainability focus areas

Varma has focussed a lot of attention in recent years on climate change, developing the work culture, promoting equality in working life and ensuring business ethics. Emissions have plummeted in various asset classes and in Varma’s own operations. Varma’s personnel surveys indicate that the employees are very satisfied with the work culture and with Varma’s efforts to promote equality and non-discrimination.

“Our sustainability work currently focuses on biodiversity and human rights in particular. We are also preparing for future sustainability reporting requirements,” says Kaskela.

We will report on our sustainability actions for 2022 in the Annual and Sustainability Report that comes out in March.

Established in 2007, EcoVadis assesses and rates companies’ sustainability. Its assessment methodology is based on international corporate sustainability standards such as the Global Reporting Initiative, the UN Global Compact and the ISO 26000 standard.

For more information, please contact: 

Hanna Kaskela, Sustainability Director, tel. +358 40 584 5045 or hanna.kaskela(at) 
Katri Viippola, Senior Vice President, People, Communications and Development, tel. +358 400+129 500 or katri.viippola(at)  




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Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company is a responsible and solvent investor of pension funds. The company is responsible for the statutory earnings-related pension cover of 945,000 people in the private sector. Premiums written totalled EUR 5.6 billion in 2021 and pension payments stood at EUR 6.2 billion. Varma’s investment portfolio amounted to EUR 56.4 billion at the end of September 2022.

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