Making a difference

Planmeca is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of people around the world. We want to make a difference.

Planmeca dental sustainability

Committed to health care

Our safe and ergonomic products are designed to improve the daily workflow of dental and medical professionals, resulting in a better quality of health care and a safer treatment environment. We are also committed to increasing the quality and availability of dental education worldwide and involved in global health care efforts for example by providing dental equipment and donations to those in need.

Sustainable innovations

We focus on future-proof innovations by investing strongly in R&D. The innovative product design ensures that our solutions can be upgraded with new features instead of replacing them, which saves a significant amount of resources. Planmeca’s dental units and X-ray devices are built from aluminium, which is both long-lasting and recyclable. When our products finally do come to the end of their life cycle, 98% of their components can be recycled.

We consider the environment in our production procedures as well. Our closed-loop production system, centralised wastewater filtering and management system and advanced waste sorting system minimise waste while maximising the sustainability of our manufacturing processes. In our high-tech machining and powder-painting departments, we recycle and reuse all surplus residues.

Uncompromising quality

All our products are developed with the strictest quality control standards. Every product is carefully tested before it leaves the factory to ensure that our customers only receive products of the highest quality. Our operations comply with Finnish legislation, which has one of the highest regulatory standards in the world. Our approach is global yet local: we are a family-owned company and most of our operations are under one roof. That makes us flexible and enables us to better control our production process by following rigorous quality and sustainability standards, such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

Responsible employer

We employ over 2750 people globally and 1000 employees in Finland. Safe and healthy working environment is our highest priority. We make sure our employees have the necessary competences, tools and instructions to perform their work professionally and safely.

Since contributing to health care is at the core of our business, we also want to invest in the physical and mental wellbeing of our employees. Our HR strategy aims to ensure the engagement, motivation, and continuous development of our employees. We promote equal opportunities and encourage our employees to innovate together to deliver the best results.

The employee engagement is regularly reviewed with a personnel survey, and we have received several employer awards, for example the Smartum award for exemplary promotion of employee wellbeing in 2013.

Global collaboration

Many of our innovations have been born from research collaboration with leading universities. We contribute to the global dental community by providing private practitioners and universities with dental technology training and by bringing professionals together in our numerous events.
We are a trusted partner wherever we operate, collaborating with a network of 550 distribution companies and over 200 universities around the world. We expect our stakeholders throughout the supply chain to comply with our Code of Conduct and Anti-Corruption Policy.

Contributing to the surrounding society

Our financial stability makes us a reliable partner and guarantees a long-term focus for our business. We are one of the largest tax payers in Finland and one of the largest employers in the manufacturing sector in Helsinki area. Youth employment is a particular focus area for us. Each year, we provide hundreds of jobs, traineeships and thesis opportunities for young people.

We also donate to different charitable purposes each year, often related to the health and well-being of youth and children. In recent years, these have included e.g. CMI (Crisis Management Initiative), Tukikummit ry, The Finnish Association of People with Disabilities, The Finnish Red Cross and Save the Children.