As a responsible family company, we want to build an even better tomorrow for the current and future generations. That is why we make sure to create value and growth everywhere we operate.
Solvency and profitable growth
The emphasis of our economic responsibility is on strong solvency and profitable growth. Strong solvency and profitable growth enable long-term commitment to staff well-being and social welfare through taxes, among other things.
|Target 2020 – 2022||Achievements 2019|
|We strive for stable, 5–10 percent annual growth
of turnover and net profit.
|In 2019, consolidated turnover decreased by a total of 3.8
percent to MEUR 303.9. Operating profit decreased by
Local tax footprint
Berner’s operations generate economic well-being for several stakeholders. It is a matter of honor for us to invest in and pay our taxes in our local countries of operations.
Production in Finland
At the end of 2019, we employed 53 people at our Heinävesi production plants, making us the largest industrial employer of the municipality. At Berner, we place a high value on keeping production in Finnish hands and having the ability to employ people both directly and indirectly, also in smaller towns.
The production volumes in Heinävesi increased by almost 20 percent from 2018, and we also hired more employees. In Heinävesi, we manufacture cosmetics and hygiene products, car care products, crop protection products, washing agents and cleansers and vinegar products. Our best-known brands include XZ, LV, Herbina, Ainu, Oxygenol, Tummeli, Lasol, Korrek, Heti and the Rajamäen product family.
Our research and development team based at our head office in Herttoniemi developed nearly 50 new products for our own production in Heinävesi.
Charity partnerships with UNICEF and HelsinkiMissio
The end of 2019 saw the launch of two extensive and longer-term charity partnerships.
Berner and four other Finnish entrepreneur families support UNICEF’s three-year initiative to reduce maternal mortality and child mortality in Rwanda through their BF&HAPPY project.
Together with three Finnish foundations and an entrepreneur family, Berner is also supporting HelsinkiMissio’s three-year project which aims to provide young people with easily accessible counseling with a professional as well as volunteering support contacts.