Key elected representatives and officials of municipalities and joint municipal authorities must declare their personal interests.
By declaring interests, our aim is to increase the transparency of decision-making.
The audit board is responsible for monitoring personal interests and maintains the associated register. The Personal Data Act is applied to the register.
The notification obligation applies to the members and deputy members of the HUS Executive Board, the chairman and vice-chairs of the council, the chairmen and vice-chairs of the committees, and the presenting officers of the executive board and committees. Members and deputy members of the financial and group divisions must also declare their interests. The notification must be made within two months of the person being elected to his or her task or position of trust.
The information to be notified includes managerial positions and positions of trust in business enterprises and other organizations, e.g. the duties of CEO and Deputy CEO and membership of a company's Board of Directors. Other interests that may be relevant for the performance of positions of trust and official duties must also be reported (e.g. significant holdings of real estate or housing companies). The obligation to notify does not apply to memberships and holdings of persons close to the elected representative or official.
Confidential information will not be reported. These include, for example, business or professional secrets, annual income or total wealth, or information on health status.
A person's data will be removed from the public register when the position of trust or official duty has ended. However, the information on personal interests will be permanently stored in accordance with the decision of the National Archives of Finland.
If necessary, you can request information from HUS's External Evaluation Unit.