SYKE´s strategy 2021−2025

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SYKE´s strategy 2021–2025

VISION 2030: SUSTAINABILITY TRANSFORMATION! MISSION STATEMENT The Finnish Environment Institute supports the building of a sustainable society with research, information and services.

VALUES Global responsibility and respect for the intrinsic value of nature Ethical conduct, inclusion, fairness, and equality Eagerness for innovation and experimentation Courage to succeed, but also to fail


ENABLING OBJECTIVES 1. We are pioneers in developing the whole value chain of environmental information. 2. We sharpen our strategic management, provide efficient support services, and focus on the quality of our operations. 3. We diversify our financial base and emphasise proactive financial management. 4. We invest in the well-being and internationalisation of our staff and in skills management. 5. We highlight effective and constructive multi-channelled communication.


We follow the principles of open data and open science. We increase understanding and develop solutions through national and international collaboration and networking. We observe systems holistically, accounting for their multiple interlinkages. We are proactive in maintaining our high level of expertise, improving our operations, and managing our operational risks. We are forerunners in developing and applying new research methods and opportunities presented by digitalisation. We minimise the environmental impact of our operations.


Sustainability is over-generational and fair. The sustainability transformation is more than the sum of individual changes. It is a turn reforming the systems of our society. The transformation does not arise by itself but requires active action. It requires extensive cooperation and researched-based knowledge, as well as understanding of them. The transformation also involves combating change and adapting to change.

SYKE’s strategy is for 2021–2025. Development areas and necessary actions have been identified in order to achieve strategy’s objectives. Implementation Programme for our strategy is evaluated and updated annually.

SYKE is a multidisciplinary research and expert institute. Our most important task is to solve questions that have an impact on the environment.

Finnish Environment Institute SYKE | | | HELSINKI, FINLAND, 11/2021