Memberships and commitments


Climate Leadership Council

The Climate Leadership Council (CLC) is an association founded by leading Finnish companies and research organisations. The purpose of the Council is to affect Finnish businesses' and research organisations' competitiveness and ability to respond to the threats posed by climate change and the scarcity of natural resources, as well as to improve their ability to utilise the business opportunities related to these. The CLC has 31 member organisations as well as individuals as members.

Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI)

S Group pays special attention to monitoring working conditions in risk countries. S Group applies the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) system and uses the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex) database for monitoring social responsibility. S Group also accepts other similar third-party social responsibility audits and certifications. Factories are also monitored by means of annual audits conducted by S Group's cooperation partners.

BSCI members commit to complying with the operating principles of the initiative and promote them in their own procurement.


Society's Commitment to Sustainable Development

S Group is committed to promoting the objectives of "Finland 2050", the Society's commitment to sustainable development. S Group has three action commitments; one of them deals with a carbon-neutral society, the second one covers working sustainably and employing the young in retail, and the third supports sustainable lifestyles.