This is Berner

Highlights in 2017

  • February

  • A Hundred Gifts

    We launched “A Hundred Gifts”, a campaign to mark the centenary of Finland’s independence. The campaign, which went on throughout the year, had us looking for stories of Finnishness and of people and organizations that others wanted to bring joy to by nominating them as recipients of 100-euro gift baskets of Berner products. We received thousands of suggestions during the year and delivered more than a hundred surprise gift baskets to the heroes of daily life across the country, from retirement homes to nurses, day-care centers, schoolchildren and families.

  • March

  • We joined the Responsible Care sustainability program coordinated by the Chemical Industry Federation of Finland. The central themes of the international Responsible Care program include the sustainability and safety of production and products, the sustainable use of natural resources and the well-being of the work community. Practical and goal-oriented responsibility efforts support the further development of our responsibility.

  • May

  • FIBS logo

    We joined FIBS, Finland’s largest corporate responsibility network.

  • June

  • We moved to our new multipurpose office in Herttoniemi in June. Our long-awaited relocation brought together more than 200 employees from three different offices under one roof. We bade farewell to our historic head office in Eteläranta and our second operating location in Herttoniemi.

  • August

  • Berner house warming party

    We celebrated our new home in Herttoniemi in style, with both customers and our personnel.

  • October

  • We made a significant transaction by acquiring the business operations of Make-Trade Ltd. The acquisition strengthens our position as an importer and marketer of well-known brands of consumer goods.

  • We started a partnership with Sulapac Ltd, a Finnish developer of innovative packaging solutions. Berner is one of Sulapac’s product development partners for packaging innovation. 

  • December

  • Finland 100

    We got together to raise a toast to 100-year-old Finland around the time of Independence Day. We also celebrated Berner’s own long history, which stretches back to Finland’s pre-independence era.