Did you know that the Association for Finnish Work was founded already in the year 1912, and that would mean that the association’s 110th birthday is just around the corner? Time sure flies. The association was founded in Tampere originally for the organisation of the Week for Furthering Finnish Industry or Finnish Week. These weeks were organised several times between 1913 and 1975.
The Nordic countries’ first industrial end-of-life textile refinement plant will open in Paimio in 2021. Rester Oy, which is developing the plant in Paimio, recycles companies’ end-of-life textiles, and Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto Oy (LSJH), which will hire a production area at the same facility, processes households’ end-of-life textiles.
The Association for Finnish Work has together with its member companies defined what constitutes responsible work in Finland. Creating jobs, responsible production and supply chain and caring for employees’ knowhow and wellbeing are the principles for responsible work, as defined by the Association for Finnish Work, and to which its 4,500 member organisations commit. The Association will begin a comprehensive training program for its member companies to support the realisation of responsible work and communications connected with it.
The Made by Finland campaign, shared between the Association for Finnish Work, its members and partner organizations, calls for all Finns to discuss their own work and to share their stories of Finnish work. The campaign will be launched with an emotional campaign film directed by Klaus Härö.