For a carbon-neutral Finland
We’re working for a carbon-neutral Finland. We aim to reduce emissions in our production even further and work persistently to mitigate the environmental impacts of hydropower. We feel our work matters.
Our operations have an impact on biodiversity. Our strategy now includes biodiversity as a consideration equal to carbon neutrality. We completed our biodiversity programme in 2022 and we have started its implementation in spring 2023. Our vision for biodiversity is that we understand our primary impact on biodiversity and set our course towards a net positive effect.
Working for the climate: towards a low carbon society
Already 97 per cent of our electricity production is carbon-neutral. Our biopower plants make use of by-products from forestry. All our hydropower plants will soon have been modernised. The largest single climate action in Finland, the Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant started regular electricity production on 16 April 2023. With it, the share of carbon-neutral electricity production increases even more. We aim at 99% carbon neutral electricity production and 85% carbon-neutral heat production in 2025.
Further reduced emissions
We have been reducing the use of coal and peat since 2014. Thanks to these efforts, our carbon dioxide emissions have reduced. We are also reducing our carbon dioxide emissions by improving energy efficiency.
In addition, our sulphur dioxide emissions and nitrogen oxide emissions have reduced significantly.
Fish and aquatic environment
We are committed to furthering the restoration of the natural migration patterns of migratory fish. The best result is achieved in extensive co-operation, phase by phase. A diverse array of means and solutions based on research are needed. We believe that the restoration of migratory fish and hydropower production can co-exist.
Energy efficiency: constant improvement
In energy production, energy efficiency is the cornerstone of all operation – both economically and environmentally. The work consists of continuous improvement and systematic development of operations. We report our performance each year in the energy efficiency agreement.
Smart people work for us. We want to support them so that they can improve in their work, and together develop our business culture. Our people have an important task in promoting a carbon-neutral future. We focus on an operating culture that promotes safety by providing continuous training, and by using scorecards, for example.