Social Responsibility

The Finnish society provides entrepreneurs with a good operating environment to run their businesses in. We here at Vatupassi want to pitch in too and give something back to our surrounding community.

Vatupassi supports youth sports by giving out something we like to call Junnutonni (“Junior Grand”), i.e. grants of one thousand euros every year to top youth sport crews, teams, clubs or communities that act responsibly. Each one of the eight Finnish Vatupassi towns chooses their own top crew as the receiver of the “Junnutonni” grant. Every year, the new “Junnutonni” winners are announced on 20 November, the World Children’s Day, on the Vatupassi social media channels.

In addition to the Junnutonni grant, we are supporting youth employment by hiring summer workers and work experience trainees every year. As there are no education programmes available in the tool and equipment rental field, as of yet, we train all the Vatupassi staff members ourselves. In September 2022, we hit the road and headed out on a two-week tour of vocational schools and colleges around Finland, with the theme Headed to the top (‘Matkalla huipulle’). During the tour, we showcased the tool and equipment rental industry and students had the opportunity to express their interest towards a traineeship or a summer job at Vatupassi – all this accompanied by some cool entertainment, of course.

In addition to summer workers and work experience trainees, we also hire incapacitated persons, who are able to work on a part-time basis.

As an antidote to all the gloom and doom caused by the pandemic, we organised a “Keikkarekka” gig-on-wheels tour starring popular Finnish hip hop artist Stig in August 2021. The tour visited four Vatupassi towns around the country, and people were able enjoy the show-on-wheels along the streets, from balconies, yards and bar and restaurant patios – and also by walking next to the truck that was moving at a very moderate speed.

As a family-owned company, we also strive to support local businesses to the best of our ability in all our procurement and services. All of Vatupassi’s partners, subcontractors, and other stakeholders commit to adhering to Vatupassi’s ethical guidelines when doing business with us.

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