Conducting business in weak governance zones
As a truly international company, Wärtsilä has delivered solutions to more than 160 countries. Wärtsilä complies with all relevant guidelines of the OECD and the International Chamber of Commerce, and with the sanctions set by the United Nations and the European Union, by supporting their implementation. In addition, the Wärtsilä Code of Conduct applies to all Wärtsilä employees. Wärtsilä supports its solutions globally during their entire lifecycle, often spanning up to 30 years. Thus, Wärtsilä can at times be present in countries facing various uprisings, ethnic conflicts, area disputes, or violations of human rights. Conducting business locally emphasises the importance of responsible business practices. Governments and the international community define the proper framework for companies to conduct their business. Wärtsilä complies with relevant legislation and international conventions. We are committed to sustainable development and responsible business conduct, and we promote the ten principles of the UN Global Compact within the sphere of our influence.