The Council of Ethics for Communication addresses ethical issues, acts in an advisory capacity to its constituent organizations and promotes good practices in professional communication. The constituent organizations of the Council adhere to the Communication Code of Ethics. Altogether thousands of communication professionals are now engaging in the actions of VEN.
The Council is responsible for devising and maintaining the Communication Code of Ethics. The constituent organizations of the Council adhere to the Communication Code of Ethics and promote the Code within the activities of their membership.
In its Statements of Opinion, the Council assesses the ethical appropriateness of practices in the field of professional communications at a general level. The Council does not pass judgment concerning the engagement, in such practices, of an individual or an organization. The Statements of Opinion of the Council are founded on the Communication Code of Ethics.
The Council sustains discussion on the ethics of professional communication. The Chair of the Council may present public comments and appraisals concerning current issues and topics after consulting with the other members of the Council.
The Council presents recommendations for professional communication and provides counsel to the Boards of its constituent organizations. The Council does not engage in commercial activities.
With respect to its tasks, the Council receives information and questions from the members of its constituent organizations, and information from the public. The Council forms opinions and responses at its own discretion.
The constituent organizations of the Council
Elisa Juholin, Dr (Pol.Sc.) Adjunct Professor, University of Helsinki, Department of Social Research, Media and Communication Studies
Henrik Rydenfelt, post-doctoral researcher, PhD, University of Eastern Finland
Siina Repo, Executive Manager, The Union of Communications Professionals
Elina Melgin, Managing Director, ProCom – the Finnish Association for Communications Professionals
Sari-Liia Tonttila, Managing Director, PR Agency AC-Sanafor Ltd
Päivi Sihvola, SVP, Communications, Marketing, HR and Corporate Responsibility, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company
Anna-Leea Hyry, Communications Coordinator, City of Tampere
Leif Åberg, Professor emeritus, organizational communication, University of Helsinki, Dept of Social Sciences
Janne Laukkanen, Head of Communications and Development, Finnish Bar Association
Heta Koski, Chair, The Union of Communications Professionals
Pete Saarnivaara, CEO, partner, Kaiku Helsinki
Päivi Kari, President of the Association of Communications Professionals in the Finnish Public Sector
Minna-Liisa Nurmilaakso, Communications Manager, ProCom – the Finnish Association for Communications Professionals