Holmen is continuing to focus on clarifying the company’s objectives, direction and expectations. In 2015, a Group-wide management by objectives process was established. In parallel, work continues on the Group’s core values, which together with our Code of Conduct, represent a framework for how employees are to act and how leadership is to be structured.

Management by Objectives

In the course of 2015, a common management by objectives process was established within the Group. On the basis of the business area's strategy, every part of the organisation set out its objectives, critical success factors and key performance indicators. Use of a simple tool for continuous follow-up ensures that the organisation is applying appropriate priorities to attain the objectives established. During the year, more and more of the Group's employees were involved in the process and consequently management by objectives has become an automatic part of day-to-day work. 

Employees who live by Holmen's values

Holmen strives to be a company that is distinguished by employees who, with courage, commitment and responsibility, perform at their best. Holmen's values help to create a dynamic and development-led organisation, in which the employees feel involved and proud.

Holmen's core values are courage, commitment and responsibility. 

COURAGE to act. Holmen's employees are action-oriented and take decisions that lead to tangible results. The company rewards innovative thinking that leads to improvements and solves challenges. The Group believes in transparency internally within the company and with the surrounding community. 

COMMITMENT that is long term and sustainable. Holmen's employees work across boundaries and exploit skills, ideas and synergies. Holmen acts with clarity so that each employee will understand what is required and expected of them. Everyone in the Group shows respect for each other and the world around us, and gives each other feedback in an approachable and constructive way. 

RESPONSIBILITY based on sensitivity and skills. Holmen's employees create participation by involving each other, sharing ideas and providing opportunities to exercise influence. Holmen takes action at an early stage and demonstrates drive when tackling challenges from the environment in which we operate and is proactive about improvement. Holmen's employees are professional in the way in which we run and develop our operations and we foster sustainable relationships with customers, stakeholders, colleagues and the surrounding community. 

The Group-wide core values are built on stable foundations. A fundamental requirement for a successful focus on values is the creation of living values that permeate through to all units and processes of the company. For this to be achieved, the values must be solidly anchored within the organisation. Before the Group-wide values were launched in 2013, this process was thoroughly prepared via in-depth interviews, workshops and working parties that included representatives of all professional categories, business areas and markets within Holmen. Group management was, of course, engaged in all activities. To achieve a values-driven organisation, all employees have since attended group workshops. These provided a forum for working on the content and meaning of the core values for the development of the individual, the team and the business. The values have been broken down into everyday situations to create clear examples of desired behaviour that inform the way we act.

Core values are a long-term and ongoing process, and work on this has to be integrated with other business development activities in the company's everyday operations.




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Visiting address: Strandvägen 1, Stockholm.

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