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Wärtsilä's management system aims to generate added value for Wärtsilä's various stakeholders, achieve the company's strategic objectives, support sustainability performance, manage operating risks, and enhance Wärtsilä's performance through the continuous improvement process. The system includes a range of tools, such as systems for managing quality, the company's environmental responsibilities, and occupational health and safety. Management reviews are conducted at various levels of the organisation to monitor the effectiveness of the system, the achievement of targets, and the development of key performance indicators. Wärtsilä's processes are developed in the Businesses, the Business lines, and the Functions. These development projects are governed by the Wärtsilä Controllers’ meeting and OD Portfolio Management Team, Wärtsilä Presidents’ Quality Reviews, the Functional Management Teams, and Wärtsilä Digital Leadership team.

Wärtsilä's Board of Management is responsible for defining the company's main strategies, principles and policies, and for the management system itself. The Board of Management regularly monitors the effectiveness and performance of the management system. Responsibilities are distributed to the line organisation at all levels of the company, and the management system defines a specific sphere of responsibility for each Wärtsilä employee. Work groups for developing the management system are appointed at the corporate level and in most Wärtsilä subsidiaries. At the Group level, the following work groups coordinate the development of product and operational issues:

Work group


Main tasks

Wärtsilä Presidents’ Quality Review


Overall responsibility for Wärtsilä's quality, quality process improvement, and achievement of strategic quality goals.

Wärtsilä Controllers’ Meeting

Strategic operational development

Overall responsibility for Wärtsilä's operational development and the operational development plans, and governing the work of IM and Process development.

Business Line Quality Reviews


Support and oversee quality development based on customer perception of our quality and full end-to-end lifecycle view. Platform for focusing on the key improvement areas with the biggest impact to our customers. Cross-functional decision making to increase efficiency and shorten resolution lead time.

Digital Leadership Team

Group Digital solutions and Platforms

The divisions drive Wärtsilä’s Digital strategy through digital roadmaps. The Digital Leadership Team ensures alignment across all digital initiatives through roadmap alignment and portfolio management.

Wärtsilä OD Portfolio Management Team

Operational development

Operational development road map, targets, and guidelines based on business strategies and targets, and overall operational development process responsibility for the approval of the Wärtsilä Controllers’ Team. Cross-divisional operational development alignment and harmonisation.

Wärtsilä EHSS Management Team

Environmental, health and safety and security (EHSS)

Overall responsibility for Wärtsilä EHSS, EHSS management system development, corporate level EHSS measuring and target setting, and monitoring of legislation developments.



Management systems

Proportion of Wärtsilä companies with certification


Quality (ISO 9001)


Environment (ISO 14001)


Occupational health and safety (ISO 18001)




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