The Commitments should:

Lead to a vision: A prosperous Finland within the limits of the carrying capacity of nature

In 2050, every person in Finland will be a valuable member of society. Finland will be an affluent society that lays the foundation for sustainability and provides its citizens, communities and companies with the conditions they need to operate sustainably. The carrying capacity of nature is not exceeded and natural resources are used in a sustainable manner. Finland will promote peace, equality and justice, and offer practical and sustainable solutions to the world’s problems.

Promote the shared goals

Shared goals

Follow the principles

Our principles for sustainable development

Be concrete

It is not enough that we promise to “promote” something. We must also tell how this is to be done and in what time frame. Sometimes promotion may require changes to the legislation. If so, this must be mentioned as a concrete measure and the time for completing this work must be given.

Concrete action includes safeguarding policy coherence. By making the commitment, the actor (e.g. a ministry) accepts the vision and objectives of Society’s Commitment as the framework for target-setting in its strategy work and policy outlines. This reinforces social policy coherence as a whole and leads to cross-sectoral synergies.

Be capable of being measured and monitored

Indicators for measuring the progress made in the commitment must be stated when the commitment is given (in the database). Initial and target values, timetables and steps to be taken to meet the commitment must also be given.

The indicators measuring the commitments to action (process indicators) may vary a great deal between the actors, depending on the type of commitment they give. The indicators measure the success of the commitment. Based on the indicators, summaries are compiled on the progress made in meeting the commitment; these will be placed on the campaign website of the commitment process and discussed at the National Commission meetings. The national indicator network has prepared the upper-level impact indicators, which can be found in the Findikaattori web service (

Create something new

The purpose of Society’s Commitment is to create new practices and models of action, innovation, solutions and cooperation. The commitments are the leverage that should lead to greater changes in the structures and systems.

Published 2015-05-15 at 15:48, updated 2015-05-15 at 15:43