Finnish Telecommunications Company DNA the First Company in Finland to Introduce Grandparental Leave

HELSINKI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#DNACorporateThe employees of Finnish telecommunications company DNA who become
grandparents are entitled to one week’s paid grandparental leave. The
aim of the leave is to promote family-friendliness at the workplace even
at a later stage of the career.

DNA participates in the Family-Friendly Workplace pilot project of
Väestöliitto, the Family Federation of Finland. The aim of the project
is to promote family-friendly attitudes and practices at workplaces.

“The possibility of balancing working life with personal life is one of
the key factors for the well-being of our employees. We participate in
the project, because we want to be among Finland’s best places to work.
We believe that we are the first company in Finland to offer paid
grandparental leave to the employees,” says Marko Rissanen, Senior
Vice President of Human Resources at DNA.

The paid grandparental leave is available to grandparents of children
born after 1 January 2017. Employees who have become grandparents
through adoption are also entitled to the leave.

“The grandparental leave should be used for spending time with the
family within a year from the birth of a grandchild. The only support
network many new mothers and fathers have may be far away, and it is
important that grandparents can be present when they are needed.”

“DNA is already a very family-friendly working place, as employees can
freely select where they work without having to ask for a separate
permission from their managers. However, the grandparental leave will be
available as a new benefit in the entire organisation,” Rissanen

More information about benefits for families in Finland:

DNA Plc is a Finnish telecommunications group providing
high-quality voice, data and TV services for communication,
entertainment and working. DNA is Finland’s largest cable operator and
the leading pay TV provider in both cable and terrestrial networks. For
DNA, the key area for growth in corporate business is the new way of
working. In 2016, DNA recorded net sales of EUR 859 million and an
operating profit of EUR 91 million. DNA has more than 3.8 million
subscriptions in its fixed and mobile communications networks. DNA
shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. For further information, visit


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