Environmental responsibility management
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. Environmental issues are discussed by our Management Board and Board of Directors twice a year as part of more extensive corporate responsibility reporting.
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 employee orientation. 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.
Environmental balance sheet