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Strategy, vision, mission and values

More life in sustainable cities

We create better living environments and we believe people will continue to shift into urban growth centers.
People want security, comfortability and ease in their everyday life.
People want to experience life that are concentrated around public transport nodes, where homes, jobs, hobbies and services connect.
This is why we come to work each day at YIT.

YIT’s strategy

YIT’s reviewed strategy for 2020-2022 was confirmed in September 2019. The target of the reviewed strategy continues to be to improve profitability and to maintain financial stability. The company’s strategic priorities, sources of growth and structural profitability, include urban development and the non-cyclical Partnership properties and services businesses.

The Board of Directors confirmed the long-term financial targets for return on capital employed (ROCE) above 12% (unchanged) and gearing ratio 30-50% including the impact of IFRS 16 by the end of the strategy period (unchanged). In addition, the company seeks an annually growing dividend (unchanged) to be paid in two instalments.


Kari Kauniskangas

“I’m extremely enthusiastic about the opportunities opened up by the merger of YIT and Lemmink?inen. The keys to the company’s success are our skillful personnel, strong corporate culture, and innovativeness. Our target is to strengthen our position as a leading urban developer and to decrease the impact of economic cycles on our businesses.”

Kari Kauniskangas, President and CEO

Our cornerstones of success support the strategic priorities


Top performance

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Stepping up sustainability


Success with customers and partners


Happy people

Vision, mission and values

- The Basis of YIT's way of Working


More life in sustainable cities.


Creating better living environments.



  • We care about our customers and personnel
  • We look for environmentally sustainable solutions



  • We are open and share knowledge
  • We involve and partner to succeed



  • We trust and build a positive spirit
  • We empower people to innovate and challenge



  • We aim high with quality, expertise and results
  • We work ethically and keep our promises