Mission and values

Mission and values

The purpose of STUK’s operations is to protect people, society, the environment and future generations from the harmful effects of radiation.

With the targets set in the strategy, we ensure that STUK’s mission is realised in our operating environment, which is undergoing an increasingly fast and strong transformation.

Our operations are guided by four values:

  • Expertise
  • Openness
  • Courage
  • Co-operation



Our operations are based on the individuals’ and the organization’s high-quality expertise and scientific knowledge. The ability to understand complex entities and continuous competence renewal are indispensable for our work.


We operate transparently and honestly in all interaction. We are open to new ideas and ways of working. We wish to provide clear information about our operations and safety.


We renew and dare to try different working methods. We bring up even difficult issues and seek solutions to them. We assume responsibility for our decisions and learn from our mistakes.


We can reach our targets better through co-operation than by working alone. Co-operation is based on trust, interaction and respect for everyone’s work. We engage stakeholders in the preparation of matters.