Our culture – The Suominen Way

People make the culture – and at Suominen, people are diverse and equal. Our cosmopolitan corporate culture relies on intercultural interaction and recognizes no national boundaries. Suominen people are approachable and our way of working is agile, thanks to our low hierarchy, which is usually associated with smaller enterprises.

Empowerment, accountability and passion are the cornerstones of our culture, which is often referred to as The Suominen Way.

Suominen empowers its employees to seize the opportunity and excel in their work. Everyone is given an equal chance to perform well and succeed.

We believe that relying on one’s professional pride leads to better results than tending people top-down.


Our employees are trusted and encouraged to take responsibility. Everyone is accountable for their work and results. We value experimentation, curiosity and open-mindedness. We put our ideas into action, which might sometimes lead to success and sometimes to failure, but we never make excuses. Instead, mistakes are identified, swiftly corrected, learnings captured and then we carry on.

We are fueled by Suominen’s purpose: “To make nonwovens continuously better for people”. It represents our commitment and passion to do our best in work. Passion is a trigger of success, a factor that leads to extraordinary results and distinguishes Suominen people from others.