Statistics Finland has pledged to observe in its activity the European Statistics Code of Practice and the quality assurance procedures based on it.
The European Commission approved the Code of Practice in 2005 and it was revised in 2011. The Code of Practice defines the framework for the production of high-quality statistics for the statistical authorities within the European Statistical System. In addition to the EU Member States, the European Statistical System also comprises Norway, Iceland and Switzerland.
The Code of Practice consists of 15 principles that must be observed in the production of Community statistics. The implementation of the Code is reviewed continuously at national and European levels.
The Code of Practice puts the emphasis on statistical authorities' independence and legal mandate to collect data. The principles relate to the social rights and obligations of a statistical authority, the quality of statistics production and statistical products as well as to the releasing of statistical data.
The quality criteria of Official Statistics of Finland have been harmonised with the Code of Practice.
Last updated 11.12.2012