Responsibility programme

Responsible operations are part of our strategic outlook. The sentence that sums up our strategy is: we create decisive power to strengthen competitiveness and contribute to a better tomorrow. This includes all the elements of responsibility: financial, social and environmental responsibility.

Our responsibility is based on the aspects that are the most important for our operations and our company values: skilfully, reliably, together. The key aspects by responsibility theme are:

Carbon neutral and sustainable energy

  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Promoting biodiversity
  • Energy efficient production that supports the circular economy
  • Use of water and status of water systems

Competitive energy

  • Added value to customers
  • Reliable production and lifecycle management
  • Knowledge-based management

Safe working and wellbeing of employees

  • Proactive safety
  • Inspiring workplace for top experts

Responsibility in networks and stakeholder relations

  • Responsibility in the value chain/partnerships
  • Transparency
  • Interaction with stakeholders
  • Responsibility under exceptional situations

We promote the UN’s sustainable development goals in our operations. We have chosen four goals that we influence equally.

GoalGeneral description of the goal
Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services
Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Read more about our sustainable development goals.

Our operations are guided by responsibility policies (Code of Conduct) approved by the Pohjolan Voima Board of Directors.

Silver medal at the Ecovadis sustainability assessment

Ecovadis has rewarded Pohjolan Voima with silver medal in the 2022 assesment. We participated in the rassessment for the second time. We improved our performance significantly, as in the assesment rating we received a pronze medal.

Ecovadis is the world’s largest provider of business sustainability ratings. The evaluation is based on four themes: The environment, labour and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement.

Cooperation within the FIBS network

We are a member of the FIBS (Finnish Business & Society) corporate responsibility network.


Riitta Larnimaa, Excecutive Vice President, Public Affairs and Sustainability,

Katja Permanto, Manager, Sustainability, Environment and Safety,