Valio’s most important stakeholders are the consumers who use Valio products, our customers, the owner entrepreneurs, personnel, suppliers and service providers, authorities, policy development organisations, decision-makers, universities, and the media.
Contacts with stakeholders are regular and interactive.
In 2015, Valio conducted an extensive stakeholder survey, the results of which will be used as the basis for open dialogue in 2016 by setting up Valio’s Ethical Advisory Board in Seinäjoki.
Valio sponsorship in 2015
Valio focused its sponsorship on supporting physical exercise and well-being for children and young people through the Valio Akatemia® program.
Valio Akatemia® helps make children’s and young people’s dreams come true by distributing scholarships in the form of money or products, and providing nutritional advice and arranging events.
Founded in spring 2013, the program and its figureheads provide concrete, everyday encounters for physical exercise and well-being, share stories about real life events, and build bridges across the generations.
Valio Akatemia® distributed scholarships with a total value of 120 000 euros to around 250 children and young people in Finland in 2015. The scholarships were awarded to individual athletes, teams, and school-age groups representing different types of sport, ages, and places of residence.
The figureheads of the Valio Akatemia® program in 2015 were Kiira Korpi, Kerttu Niskanen and Joel Pohjanpalo. They will continue to act as figureheads in 2016.
MML handles Valio’s policy development
Valio’s policy development has been handled by the Finnish Milk Processors and Dairy Products Wholesalers Association (MML) since 31 December 2011.
MML deals with international and national policy development. Riitta Brandt, Senior Vice President, Agricultural and Food Policy at Valio acts as the Managing Director of MML.