Our reputation is based on the trust we have earned from our clients - it is fundamental to the business and among our greatest business assets.
How it began
The Pöyry story began in 1958 when over the course of one night Dr. Jaakko Pöyry agreed to do the basic engineering for the Äänekoski sulphate pulp mill in Finland. From that night on Pöyry began to grow and as the company expanded internationally, so did its culture – enriched through diversity and shared knowledge.
It is clear that what set Pöyry apart already in the early years was its high standards of integrity and quality. Clients could always count on Pöyry's engineers and consultants to solve a problem – and that remains unchanged today.
Read more about Pöyry and its history here.
High performance driven culture
Today, we encourage our people to act as ‘intrapreneurs’. We believe that a hgh performance driven culture drives high levels of motivation and delivers results.
By rewarding successful achievements and performance we want to engage our people in the overall success of the company and nurture a strong leadership and feedback culture. By setting clear expectations and ensuring everyone understands how we work we want to guarantee that all Pöyry people share the same concept of performance - performance defined by the delivered results and generated outputs, both on the individual and organisational levels.
According to the 2017 survey by Universum Global, Pöyry was ranked the 7th most desirable employer in Finland by engineering and natural science professionals and 6th most desirable employer in Sweden by the surveyed companies’ employees.
Highest ethical standards in multicultural business
At Pöyry we believe in equal treatment of all employees. Ensuring that each project team represents an ideal combination of specific professional skillset, regardless of the experts’ backgrounds, is the key in delivering best results. The project teams vary from local smaller to international big teams, composing of diverse people and knowledge and aiming to combine the optimum talents for each client project.
The Pöyry Code of Conduct defines the ethical standards of behaviour of everyone who works for and with Pöyry. Read more about our conduct here.
Multinational hydropower project in Africa using big data
The countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) face a constant shortage of energy supply, which has negative impacts on the quality of life as well as other social and economic conditions. Although the potential for hydropower development especially for small-scale plants was assumed to be large, the exact data were missing.
The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), based in Cabo Verde, assigned Pöyry in 2015 to implement a hydropower resource mapping by using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The project which involved 14 ECOWAS member countries and clients from Austria, Spain, Nigeria and Ghana was headed by Pöyry’s experts in Austria. Pöyry delivered a complete and comprehensive assessment of the hydro resources and computation of hydropower potentials, as well as possible climate change impacts for West Africa. The results were presented at various workshops and conferences in the region in 2016-2017.
The full results for the climate change impact assessment as well as GIS layers, maps and country reports detailing the hydropower potential for all rivers in West Africa are available on http://www.ecowrex.org/smallhydro.