The FCA’s values include professionalism, openness, creativity, impartiality, effectiveness and cooperativeness.
Professionalism: The FCA seeks to fulfil its social service task by issuing decisions with a correct content and solid reasoning; by providing its stake holders with expert services of high quality, and by actively participating in competition policy discussion both in Finland and abroad. It is the FCA’s objective to be an internationally valued actor of competition control and advocacy.
Openness: The FCA openly provides information on its activities and particularly on the grounds of the decisions made, in order for everybody to understand the benefits of sound and effective competition. The transparency of the activities is also necessary to ensure that undertakings and citizens may monitor the realisation of their own rights and assure themselves of the lawfulness of the FCA’s actions. Openness as a value also means willingness to receive criticism and to change with the operating environment.
Creativity: The FCA wishes to be a living and developing organisation which actively follows e.g. the latest trends of competition law and economics and applies them open-mindedly and effectively in its decisions and other activities. The FCA regularly sounds its operating environment to obtain up-to-date information to prioritize its activities and seeks to constantly develop its problem-solving skills and e.g. the ability to communicate the right things to the right stake holders at a right time in the proper manner.
Impartiality: The FCA treats its customers and stake holders impartially so that similar situations yield the same actions and similar matters yield the same outcomes. Matters shall be prepared objectively on the basis of facts, and all interested parties shall be provided with equal opportunities to comment on the draft decisions. All parties know the basics of the activities which shall be applied similarly in all cases.
Effectiveness: It is the FCA’s objective to perform the duties society has imposed on it as effectively and productively as possible in view of its resources. In both competition control and advocacy, the FCA seeks to intervene in the right things at a right time and hence to increase the welfare of all citizens. The activities shall focus on cases which have the most significance for the economy and decisions shall be made as soon as possible.
Cooperativeness: The FCA wishes to cooperate fruitfully with all stake holders for the best of citizens and business undertakings. The FCA shall offer its own expertise to its stake holders and develop its activities on the basis of feedback received from them. The FCA values different knowledge of different people and organisations, and is prepared for dialogue with everybody. Serving the society as effectively as possible can only be done in cooperation with others.
last modified 2/10/2012