Visoko turns two years old
Our mission is to help people and companies to improve their well-being through a humane and sustainable corporate culture, nature services and foresight.
A look back at 2022
The founder of Visoko, Vuokko Isokorpi, sees bright opportunities in the future. Companies need a variety of help in promoting their sustainability work. Legislation supports Visoko's work. From 2023 onwards, the reform of EU legislation and ever-tightening regulations will be a lifeline for all companies to reflect responsibility through documentation and reporting. 99% of unlisted companies lack these measures. Micro and SME companies also need sparring and expert advice. Visoko meets this need. In the Ely development project, the chief consultant of Vision Factory stated that Visoko has already managed to attract positive attention in the market at an early stage and a need that has been realized through real calls for tender. Visoko has started to develop quality and customer experience in the early stages. Visoko also relies on digitalization and the power of collaboration.
The operating environment is challenging, but despite the situations, Visoko has strengthened its competitive position. Although turnover remained low, cooperation channels were increased, the company was developed and its competitiveness was strengthened. Good cooperation has developed with e.g. Hiilipörssi, Vision Factory and Metodix. The entire period of Visoko's existence has been marked by the challenges of the operating environment, first by the pandemic, then by the fears and effects reflected from the war in Ukraine, the rise in energy and prices, and the cyclical downturn. These issues have affected the operating environment of companies and delayed their investment decisions.
Development and cooperation to increase competitiveness
Visoko's ELY development project and customer piloting projects resulted in digital concepts for responsibility, sustainable development and foresight. This pilot phase, which lasted more than a year, ended in September 2022.
Throughout its entire operating period, Visoko has invested heavily in developing the quality of services and, through customer pilots, in developing the functionality of its concepts. Strong professionals Vision Factory and Methodix co-developed digital, online consulting concepts. The ELY project ended with good development results, and several companies of different sizes from different industries were involved in the pilot tender rounds.
In 2021, Visoko received Business Finland's Innovation Voucher and, as a result of its development, opened the tranquilpeatland.fi of the website, Visoko's online store and courses in the spring of 2022. This development work continues, for example, in the development of the online store's meditative Silence series products, i.e. various nature trail videos, see here brochure.
The founder of Visoko, Vuokko Isokorpi, is currently surveying the willingness to buy a part or entity of the business. The listing can be found on the Company Exchange. For more information, please ask firstname.lastname@example.org. A responsible and growth-oriented company is suitable as a buyer of the property, and the concepts fit strategically into the service package. The acquiring company will receive all the necessary support during the transition period from the Visoko entrepreneur and, if possible, the continuation of cooperation in an appropriate way according to a separate agreement.
Benefits for the buyer:
– High-quality concepts of responsibility, sustainable development and foresight of the future
– Strong sustainability brand
– A better competitive position in a growing market
– Documented and replicable processes
– Increases the potential for international growth
EcoCompass certificate for Visoko 2022
The EcoCompass certificate is proof of the organisation's efforts to achieve its own environmental responsibility. The certificate is granted when the company has built the EcoCompass environmental management system and passed an audit by an independent expert. The audit assesses whether the organisation's environmental responsibility work meets the 10 criteria set by the EcoCompass.
The certificate is a means of verifying the level of environmental responsibility of an organization not only for the organization's partners and customers, but also for its own employees. The EcoCompass certificate is also a valued means of verifying the level of environmental responsibility in various tendering processes. Anu Hakala, EcoCompass auditor, Environmental Specialist, from the Helsinki Metropolitan Area Recycling Centre, says about Visoko's strengths in environmental matters:
"The company's mission is at the core of environmental responsibility work. Vuokko has long and extensive experience and know-how. Despite this, he has the will to learn more and more and be curious about everything new. Vuokko and Visoko operate flexibly and agilely. The world is a better place thanks to Vuokko and Visoko."
STF certificate for Visoko 2022
Visoko started familiarising itself with Visit Finland's STF programme in 2021, with the aim of obtaining an STF certificate. It was preceded by the Stairs of Responsible Tourism, Geopark Ranger training, Lauhanvuori-Hämeenkangas UNESCO Geopark corporate membership and the EcoCompass eco-label. Visit Finland aims to make Finland a leader in sustainable tourism by 2025. This goal is supported by the Sustainable Travel Finland programme. It is a tool for developing responsibility, but also a message to international and domestic tourists that the company operates in accordance with the principles of sustainable and responsible tourism. Visokon Green Care Luontovoima nature services is committed to the principles of sustainable tourism. It directs 5% of its e-commerce sales to charity. In 2022, the project will be the Natural Heritage Foundation.
Visoko's value proposition:
"We are on the side of nature and cherish the principles of sustainable development. According to this principle, we give more to nature than we take from it. We want to leave future generations with nature and habitats as valuable or more valuable than we have received. With its own example, value chains and cooperation, Visoko takes into account the prevention of biodiversity loss. Biodiversity and supporting it are values that Visoko will not compromise on."
Visoko warmly thanks its customers, partners and organizations for all their interactions and the cooperation of the past year.