The quality and environmental policies of UniCafe follow the Finnish legislation along with regulations set by authorities and best practices. In business we carry out the company’s mission and honour the company values: long-term commitment, responsibility and dynamic operations.
The operations are steered by
o HYY ownership strategy
o Ylva’s business strategy and
o UniCafe’s business strategy.
In HYY ownership strategy the Student Union wishes to set an example of conducting business in socially, culturally and environmentally responsible manner – without compromising quality and profitability. Ylva executes e.g. environmental responsibility based on the goals of ownership strategy.
UniCafe Oy follows ISO 9001 cerfitication standard, part of ISO 14001 environmental certification. The quality and environmental management system helps us in developing operations in order to respond to the demands of customers. All concrete quality and environmental goals have been set in our scorecards, following various time spans. We are committed to follow the development of these goals and strive to constant improvement in our operations. We adhere to environmental legislation, as well as regulations set by authorities and best practices. We are committed to observe the environmental programme of Ylva, including WWF Green Office, UN Global Compact and code of ethics.
In the enviromental programme we consider the expenses caused by environmental point of view when setting business goals. We prevent the dangerous and burdensome impact for the environment and health, and require the service providers and suppliers we use are also committed to the environmental principles and goals we set. Environmental approach is part of the sourcing criteria of the company.
The environmental aspect and its development are watched by various stakeholders, including following Ylva’s reporting on responsibility in annual reports and Ylva’s website. Each restaurant and supporting services have a so called environmental agent whose task it is to revise the environmental aspects of UniCafe based on set goals and supporting the manager. Each employee is expected to contribute to the fulfillment of environmental goals and is required to adhere to the operational policies and to give feedback on errors and deviations in order to rectify them. We work in a responsible manner and openly explain our operations. We respond to the goals of the owners. We create a supporting and inspiring work environment for the employees and the representatives of owners. We value the personnel and enable their development and education to become the best possible professionals in the field. The execution and feasibility of quality and environmental policies are regularly followed in the reviews of the Executive team, and adjusted if needed. The Executive team has updated the Quality and environmental policy on 26.3.2019.