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Environmental responsibility management

Our environmental management is based on environmental management standards, particularly ISO 14001, as well as legal and authority requirements and the Global Compact principles. Our environmental policy covers all of our countries of operation.

The targets for our environmental work are determined by our corporate responsibility steering group. Our business groups determine more detailed operating programs as part of their management model.

Our environmental program aims to reduce our carbon dioxide emissions by 30% by 2020, in relation to net sales (compared to 2007). In addition, we are party to a freight traffic energy-efficiency agreement in Finland and have made a commitment to improve our energy efficiency in our transport by 20% by 2016 (compared to 2008). We will improve the environmental efficiency of our transport by reducing fuel consumption and increasing the use of alternative vehicles, such as electric, biogas and biodiesel vehicles.

Transport and emissions from vehicles represent over 80% of our carbon dioxide emissions in Finland. As the largest transport and delivery company in the country, we play an important role in the development of environmentally friendly and energy-efficient transport operations.

As part of our ISO 14001 management system, we increase our employees’ environmental awareness through training and induction. In addition, environmental issues are continually discussed in our internal communication channels. We have a system that enables employees to make suggestions related to the development of environmental management.

Our Management Board monitors the implementation of our environmental program in relation to short-term and long-term targets. In addition, environmental issues are discussed by our Management Board and Board of Directors twice a year as part of more extensive corporate responsibility reporting.

Environmental policy

 

We identify, evaluate and manage the environmental aspects of our operations and are committed to:

  • Complying with all applicable environmental laws and standards, including ISO 14001
  • Reducing the fuel consumption of our vehicles
  • Reducing the energy consumption of our facilities
  • Improving recycling and reducing landfill waste
  • Considering environmental aspects in sourcing, subcontracting and investment decisions
  • Engaging in open discussion with our stakeholders in order to minimize our environmental impact
  • Ensuring sufficient resources for maintaining and continually improving our environmental operations
  • Reporting our environmental impact annually and providing our employees with information and opportunities in order to operate in an environmentally efficient manner.

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We are committed to continually improving our operational quality and environmental responsibility. Through certification, we can prove to our stakeholders that our operations meet specific requirements. At the end of 2013, our certified environmental management systems covered 77% (74%) of our employees. During the year, we also built an ISO 14001 environmental management system for our warehouses in Russia.