Sustainability at Carestep

New paths, opportunities and careers. For us, sustainability is not just a empty phrase, but an integral part of our business.

The aim is to produce as much good as possible

Carestep provides responsible cleaning services. We help the unemployed, immigrants and young people by employing them and investing in training that meets their needs and aspirations.

This page summarises the cornerstones of our sustainability work. If you have any questions, please contact us and we will be happy to tell you more!


"It is important to look at sustainability as a whole and build strong pillars for environmental, social and societal responsibility."

Environmental Responsibility

Ecological cleaning products and carbon footprint monitoring

Social Responsibility

A social enterprise that funds the provision of employment and training pathways for people who, for one reason or another, face barriers to progress.

Societal Responsibility

Skilled, linguistically skilled and experienced people in Finland, without using up society's resources

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Responsibility in big and small ways – an integral part of Carestep's operations

In the cleaning sector, competent staff is everything. Without cleaners, there are no clean premises.

Carestep was founded out of a need for quality cleaning and a desire to bring good to the world around us. That's why we are a social enterprise which means that all of our profits are spent on training our staff for career development. We employ people who need support because, for one reason or another, there are obstacles to their career progression.

At Carestep, we favour permanent employment and only hire temporary staff during the summer. Carestep does not use agency staff, and all employees have a contract of employment with Carestep. We always pay employees a higher salary than the minimum wage as defined in the collective agreement.

Promoting the well-being of the environment is a matter for all of us. For us, this means cleaning with the lowest possible chemical load, minimising water consumption, using low-emission means of transport, and monitoring the carbon footprint of our operations.

Values that guide our work

Carestep has a strong corporate culture that is reflected in all our activities. This is reflected both in the training we provide to our staff and in our day-to-day work.

The core values that are important to Carestep employees are:

  • quality and professionalism
  • a positive attitude and innovation
  • ethical and fair treatment of every individual
  • tolerance and equality
  • respect for human dignity and respect for all
  • responsibility
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The carbon footprint of our operations

Carestep's emissions are monitored through a carbon footprint calculation.

The calculation of carbon emissions for 2022 has been done according to the GHG protocol, covering Scope 1, 2 and 3. Scope 1 and 2 emissions are offset by our parent company Greenstep and are very small in magnitude, as Carestep's premises are on Greenstep's premises. Scope 3 emissions total 1.1 tCO2e and consist of purchased materials, their transport and the transport of staff to the workplace.

The carbon dioxide emissions are equivalent to approximately 0.09 kgCO2e/m2 per m2 of floor area cleaned by Carestep on an annual basis.

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Supporting career aspirations, creating development paths

A path in the world of work or study can be broken for many reasons - and it can be difficult to get back on track. Carestep exists to give more people the support and tools to build an interesting career. We support our employees in achieving their goals, such as completing a course of study that they have not completed.

The starting point is that you can work with us and at the same time get the support you need to develop yourself: an entrepreneurship workshop, language training or mentoring to complete your studies. In addition to a stable job and a fair salary, our employees receive training, language courses or career guidance according to a personal plan.

Our aim is not only to train our staff to become skilled cleaners, but also to enable them to move on to other sectors. We want to see everyone reach their full potential. You can read more about our story here.