About this report

This is our seventh Corporate Responsibility (CR) Report based on the GRI framework. For the third time, the report is prepared in accordance with the core option of GRI G4 Reporting Guidelines. This report, together with our online Annual Review 2015 and Financial Review 2015, provides information about our performance and future outlook.

The CR Report focuses on issues that are considered to be the most material regarding our economic, social and environmental performance. These areas were identified during materiality analysis in 2013. The work was included in our revised CR long-term plan, which is implemented until the end of the current strategy period 2016.

Our CR report includes the Parent company Tieto Corporation and all subsidiaries over which the Parent company has direct or indirect control. The GRI Standard Disclosures cover the entire Tieto Group.

If not otherwise stated, all information and data pertains to activities from 1 January to 31 December 2015. The regional data is divided differently between HR and financial data due to system restrictions.

If not otherwise stated, our energy reporting and corresponding Scope 1 and 2 emissions covers all operating sites (offices, laboratories and data centres). The consumptions of a few smaller offices were estimated based on our global average values with a 10% safety margin. The original data sources are internal IT systems and invoices from utility providers.

Our energy and emission calculations follow the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, and emissions are reported in CO2. Some calculations are manually conducted. The source of the indirect energy emission factors is the International Energy Agency. Thus the energy source (renewable or non-renewable) is not taken into account. For direct energy, DEFRA’s emission factor is applied.

For air travel, DEFRA’s emission factors have been applied starting from H2 2014, which may affect the change in reported emissions.

Base year emissions for scope 2 were updated using three year average factors for  all years. The resulting quality improvement is that the scope 2 CO2 emissions follow the changes in related scope 2 energy consumption and thus are more indicative of the effect of energy management on CO2 performance.

The base year for the environmental calculations is 2013. In the report, the metric ton/UK tonne equivalent to 1 000 kilograms is stated solely as ton. No restatements were done.

Equally, the travel data was collected from the company IT systems and service providers. Data collection for flight information covers 99% of operations, and taxi and employee car use information covers 80% and 74%, respectively. Locations with major operations and a significant amount of travel are within the scope. Publicly available emission factors were used to calculate emissions from business travel

If not otherwise stated, our workforce related figures are based on GRI G4 guidelines. The data sources are company systems, which provide data on full-time and part-time employees and permanent and temporary employees.

An independent third party, PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy, has provided assurance on the corporate responsibility information disclosed in Tieto’s 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report. The scope of the assured information is indicated in the independent practitioner's assurance report. Assurance increases transparency and is key to delivering a high-quality report.

This report is also our annual Communication on Progress in accordance with the UN Global Compact requirements. It qualifies for the GC Advanced level.

Our previous report, Tieto CR Report 2014, was published on 18 March 2015.

CR Contacts:

Christer Mattsson
Head of Processes, Quality and Corporate Responsibility
christer.mattsson@tieto.com
+46 104 815 279

Maija Tenhunen
Corporate Responsibility Manager
maija.tenhunen@tieto.com
+358 207 279 897