HSEQ Assessment Procedure (HSEQ AP)


The developers of the HSEQ AP:

  • Efora
  • Kemira
  • Metsä-Botnia
  • Outokumpu Tornio Works
  • Rautaruukki, Ruukki Metals

HSEQ-cluster of the principal companies is open to all interested principal companies who accept the terms of membership.

HSEQ AP is an assessment method which was developed by five Northern Finnish process industry principal companies, the University of Oulu, Excellence Finland and POHTO (The Institute for Management and Technological Training). It focuses on industrial companies, branch offices and local organizations and their units, as defined by local principal companies. The HSEQ AP is open to all the above-mentioned supplying companies or to ones who wants to be assessed.


HSEQ AP is designed to:

  • To increase the productivity of a networked business
  • To improve the business skills in HSEQ matters
  • To encourage companies to develop systematic approaches
  • To raise the level of management in companies
  • To help principal companies to select their own supplying companies

The competition legislation is taken into account in The HSEQ AP

The evaluation process

The criteria and principles of the HSEQ AP have been agreed between the principal companies. HSEQ AP is managed by the HSEQ assessment management group. HSEQ assessment management group (HSEQ cluster) consists of representatives of the Inspecta, principal companies, POHTO and the University of Oulu. The HSEQ cluster acts as an organizer of the assessments, the supervisor of the HSEQ AP and leader of the development of HSEQ AP. The major assessors are always Inspecta’s assessors and assessors are appointed by the principal companies and who have been trained in HSEQ AP. The register is maintained by an impartial administrator (currently POHTO). The principal companies decide how they use the results of assessments.

The effectiveness of the HSEQ AP is studied by the University of Oulu in several research projects.

More information about the membership of the HSEQ cluster as well as applying for an evaluated supplying company is given by the cluster Chairman Kaj von Weissenberg, Inspecta.


Phone: +358 40 555 9628

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