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Peikko to become a smoke-free workplace in 2018

Peikko Group Corporation wants to promote health and well-being at work and will therefore become a smoke-free workplace. Peikko’s smoke-free policy states that all Peikko’s units and locations in over 30 countries will be smoke-free.

Starting from the 31st of May 2018, the World No Tobacco Day, smoking will be prohibited on all Peikko’s properties: offices, production premises, and surrounding land areas. This policy covers Peikko’s own employees, rental workers, students and interns, as well as other stakeholders visiting or working on the company’s premises.

Smoke-free workplaces are a growing trend. However, global companies, such as Peikko, do not often have a wide policy covering all their operating countries. Peikko wants to be a forerunner and implement the smoke-free workplace policy in all units simultaneously. The company will support its personnel in quitting smoking with various activities and measures.

“Our smoke-free initiative is a win-win situation for everyone – except, of course, the tobacco industry. It will have a positive effect on our employees due to improved health and saved money. At the same time, Peikko as a company will benefit as the number of sick leaves will likely decline in the long run,” says Topi Paananen, CEO of Peikko Group Corporation.

 

Further information:
Topi Paananen, CEO, Peikko Group Corporation
mobile: +358 50 384 3001, email: topi.paananen@peikko.com 

Kjell-Ole Gjestemoen, Vice President, Human Resources, Peikko Group Corporation
mobile: +47 991 19 116, email: kjell-ole.gjestemoen@peikko.com

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Main media, Peikko websites

Peikko Group in brief:
Peikko Group Corporation is a leading global supplier of concrete connections and composite structures. Peikko’s innovative solutions make customers’ building processes faster, easier, and more reliable. Peikko has subsidiaries in 30 countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and North America, with manufacturing operations in 9 countries. Peikko’s turnover in 2016 was EUR 173 million. Peikko is a family-owned and run company that employs over 1,500 professionals. Peikko was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Lahti, Finland. Further information: www.peikko.com