The Aalto University

  • The aims of the Otaniemi international architecture competition include environmentally friendly and ecologically sustainable construction and transport. The outcome of the competition will be the construction of the new Aalto campus centre in connection with the future Otaniemi underground station in 2015.
  • In an energy efficiency agreement for the property business, The Aalto University and Aalto University Properties Ltd committed to reducing their energy consumption by six per cent from the level of 2010 by 2016.
  • Significant and long-term projects that aim to improve energy efficiency are funded through the Aalto University Energy Efficiency study programme.

ABB

  • ABB promises to develop and manufacture      innovative technologies in Helsinki, to be used to reduce energy      consumption and promote the introduction of renewable energy.
  • ABB will establish a slow and quick charging      point in the Pitäjänmäki factory area in order to promote the development      of the charging point network.
  • ABB will promote electric cars by introducing an      electric car by the end of 2012 and by sharing information on the      advantages of using electric cars in the city.
  • ABB is committed to promoting the use of video conferences      in order to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emissions from travelling,      and to increase the amount of videoconference equipment on its campuses.
  • In the energy efficiency agreement, ABB commits      to improving their energy efficiency by nine per cent from the level of      2005 by 2016.
  • ABB will replace fluorescent lamps with led      lights, which use less energy.
  • ABB promises to offer properties in Helsinki      building automation solutions, frequency converters, and high efficiency      motors, which all serve to reduce the consumption of electric and heating      energy significantly through optimising lighting, heating, cooling, and      ventilation.
  • ABB will participate in the Kalasatama      intelligent network project in Helsinki, in order to promote the      introduction of new, energy-saving technologies. ABB will also offer the      sustainable energy system and the related services that are produced in      the project to be applied elsewhere.
  • ABB will offer physics workshop operations to      school children in Helsinki free of charge. The workshops will familiarise      the children with the physical phenomena related to energy. ABB’s      cooperation with the Torpparinmäki comprehensive school will be related to      sustainable development.
  • ABB will provide the harbours in the Helsinki      area with ground supply systems that reduce emissions from ships in the      harbours by connecting them to the electrical power network.
  • ABB will promote the use of photovoltaic solar      energy by providing a project survey service related to photovoltaic solar      energy in the Helsinki city area.
  • ABB will provide energy efficiency studies that      can help companies and communities to reduce their energy consumption. The      studies will search for and carry out improvements, and monitor the      effects of the actions.
  • ABB will offer the City of Helsinki a network for      charging electric cars and will make its experiences from the      implementation of the national electric car charging network in Estonia      available to the city.
  • ABB will execute a control point exercise,      concentrated on energy efficiency, on the Harakka island nature trail for      children and adolescents.
  • ABB will provide new, energy efficient AC      application technologies for pumps, fans, and other operating equipment to      the Helsingin Energia power plants in Hanasaari, Salmisaari, and Vuosaari,      as well as the heating plants of Helsingin Energia.
  • ABB will offer energy efficient short circuit motors and the newest frequency converter technology for the adjustment of their rotation speed to HSY’s wastewater treatment plant in Viikinmäki, the water treatment plants in Pitkäkoski and Vanhakaupunki, as well as their line booster pumps.

Ami Foundation/Amiedu

  • Amiedu commits itself to promoting the energy efficiency of new and renovation construction by productising, at least, two new service products per year. The Ami Foundation commits itself to investing in energy efficiency in the construction and maintenance of its own premises, so that by 2020, the consumption of purchased energy will fall by 20 %, compared to 2010. Amiedu’s premises are located in places that favour public transportation, along rail lines.
  • The Ami Foundation will invest in the learning environments and production of clean energy. In accordance with this objective, Amiedu has and will continue to invest in, for example, solar panels that are connected to the normal power grids of its premises.
  • Through active training, Amiedu commits itself to improving the indoor air quality of premises in the Helsinki region. In its own premises, the Ami Foundation commits itself to improving the quality of indoor air with the help of monitoring measurements of critical spaces and required corrective measures, while also developing energy efficiency.

Bring Express Oy

  • We will reduce exhaust gas emissions by training 75 % of our drivers in an economical way of driving. This is a long-term goal that must be achieved in 2015. This year, the emphasis lies on new drivers (90 %).
  • From 24 September 2012 onwards, every Bring Express car will have a system that produces real-time location information and reports on fuel consumption, kilometres driven, and driving behaviour.
  • We will increase the environmental awareness of our staff by having all our employees acquire the environmental driving licence. We will evaluate our largest subcontractors and cooperation partners and perform spot checks on five single-car companies. The aim is to evaluate the environmental awareness of the drivers and to carry out discussions in order to improve the results.

Bukowskis Market

  • Bukowskis and Bukowskis Market represent the recycling of quality and a climate friendly way of purchasing lifestyle. We provide people with the opportunity to take part in and promote sustainable consumption, where all items are inspected by professionals and provided with a quality guarantee.
  • Our goal is to measure the carbon footprint of our operations by 2016 and promote climate friendly logistics arrangements.
  • We are looking into the possibility of commencing Green Office operations in 2014.

Finnish Meteorological Institute

  • The Finnish Meteorological Institute produces up-to-date and reliable research data on climate change to comprehensively support various societal operators in their decision-making.
  • The Finnish Meteorological Institute is also committed to reducing the environmental impact and slowing down climate change in its own operations. We carry out an environmental plan and train our personnel in environmental matters.

Gaia Consulting

  • Gaia is more than environmentally neutral: we are environmentally positive. We will compensate for our emissions by 200 % starting in 2012, which means that we will have a positive effect on the environment.
  • Gaia will reduce its emissions through environmental projects that also help developing countries to prepare for the challenges brought on by climate change.

Gasum

  • The service vans and other company cars driven by the staff of Gasum will run on Finnish carbon dioxide neutral biogas starting in December 2012.
  • Together with its partners, Gasum will promote the opportunities to utilise renewable biogas in energy production and public transport in the Helsinki metropolitan region. In energy production, one solution being studied with Helsingin Energia and MetsäFibre is the production of wood-based biogas. For transportation, biogas is available, among others, from the Suomenoja wastewater treatment plant, where the cooperation partner is HSY.
  • Gasum will promote the possibilities to utilise cleaner fuel in seafaring (liquefied natural gas, LNG) in the Gulf of Finland. LNG will reduce sulphur and particulate emissions significantly.
  • Gasum will ensure the safe and reliable operation, maintenance, and development of the gas distribution network that serves households in the Helsinki city region, among others.

Green Net Finland

  • We will promote energy efficiency in the Helsinki metropolitan area through our national and international projects.
  • We will pay attention to reducing the carbon footprint of our own operations.
  • We will help cleantech companies to develop clean technologies, increase their environmental business and implement and import the newest innovations in the field.

ISS-palvelut Oy

  • We commit and encourage our personnel to carry out everyday environmental acts by increasing their environmental expertise and awareness with the help of environmental training courses and themed days. Our entire personnel have access to an online environmental training course, which introduces employees to both general environmental issues and the central environmental impacts of our operations, as well as our means to influence them. We monitor the number of employees who have completed the online environmental training course.
  • We help our customers manage and reduce the energy consumption of their premises with the help of our ISS wise service.
  • We will reduce the emissions caused by our production vehicles. The emission limit of our cars has been set at 140 g/km. We reduce emissions by, for example, carrying out campaigns for economic driving, utilising GPS tracking and testing the implementation of hybrid vehicles.

Itella

  • Itella will reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 30 % from 2007 to 2020 (in proportion to the turnover of the company).
  • Itella will continuously improve the energy efficiency of its properties (-2 % in heating and electricity consumption annually) and the fuel efficiency of its vehicles (-2 % in fuel consumption annually).
  • 40 % of Itella’s delivery vans will be alternative fuel vehicles by 2020.

Kämp Group

  • The amount of mixed waste will be less than      10 % of the total amount of waste by 2018.
  • In signing the MaRa energy efficiency agreement,      we have promised to reduce our energy consumption by nine per cent by      2016.
  • Our staff is very well aware of the means for      preventing climate change, and this is a significant part of our corporate      culture.

Neste Corporation

  • Greenhouse gas emission savings total 6.0 million tons by using our NEXBTL renewable diesel in 2015
  • Use of NEXBTL renewable diesel provides 40-90 % greenhouse gas emission savings over the whole lifecycle as compared with fossil based diesel fuel
  • Neste is targeting 100% waste and residue processing capability by 2017 in its renewable products
  • Greenhouse gas emission savings total 7.0 million tons by using our NEXBTL renewable diesel in 2017

Nordic Offset

  • Nordic Offset will teach the Climate Partner companies about becoming more carbon neutral in their operations in an event organised by the Climate Partners network.
  • The objective is to reduce the carbon footprint from the company’s operations as much as possible, including using public transport, working from home, and using paper and electricity economically.

The University of Helsinki

  • The University of Helsinki will produce new, scientific information on climate change and promote interdisciplinarity and cooperation in research.
  • The University of Helsinki will include information material on being environmentally friendly and controlling climate change when travelling, eating, using water and energy, as well as on recycling into the orientation period for every new student.
  • The climate-related research produced by the University of Helsinki will be widely visible in Finland as well as internationally. The university will actively strive to initiate and maintain discussion on the climate on various forums and will make the results of the related research available to the users of scientific information in the community.
  • The University of Helsinki will reduce its electricity consumption by five per cent by 2020.

The Helsinki Cooperative Society Elanto

  • We will improve our energy efficiency by 20 % by 2016, and the use of renewable energy sources will be increased by one per cent each year.
  • By 2014, our waste recycling rate will be 100 %.
  • We will support the development of lower emission transportation by building public charging points for electric cars.

Makery Oy

  • Makery provides expert services to companies in the food industry to help them grow and develop.  We are currently carrying out the urban food management initiative, which combines the food chain with concepts such as responsibility and resource efficiency. We want to find solutions that lead to the sustainable use of natural resources and new forms of business for companies involved in the production of healthy and safe food.

Metropolia

  • The staff and students at Metropolia will carry out the Green Office programme on all campuses by 2017.
  • Reducing CO2 emissions by 15 % by 2020.
  • Reducing paper consumption by 20 % by 2020.

Motiva Oy

  • Motiva Oy promises to offer companies, public administration, and consumers information about and solutions for making resource-efficient and sustainable choices.
  • Motiva Oy will draft a plan for optimising energy consumption in the group. The essential issues include acquisitions and transportation.

Neste Corporation

  • Use of NEXBTL renewable diesel provides 40-90 % greenhouse gas emission savings over the whole lifecycle as compared with fossil based diesel fuel
  • Greenhouse gas emission savings total 6.0 million tons by using our NEXBTL renewable diesel in 2015
  • Neste is targeting 100% waste and residue processing capability by 2017 in its renewable products
  • Greenhouse gas emission savings total 7.0 million tons by using our NEXBTL renewable diesel in 2017

Ramirent Oy

  • Ramirent commits itself to providing 50 % of its personnel with access to virtual conference equipment, with the help of which, we will reduce the carbon dioxide emissions resulting from travel by 10 %.
  • Ramirent commits itself to developing new premises product solutions in a more environmentally friendly direction, so that they consume 20 % less energy.

Sato Oyj

  • Reduction of heat consumption by 15 % by 2016 (compared to the 2009 level).
  • Allocating new construction investments along public transportation routes.

Sitra

  • By its 50th anniversary in 2017, Sitra will be a carbon-neutral working place.
  • Sitra will create conditions for an ecologically sustainable society by influencing lifestyles and the use of natural resources.

Finland’s Environmental Administration (SYKE)

  • Through its certified (ISO 14 0001) environment management system, SYKE is committed to continuously improving the level of environmental protection in its operations. Greenhouse gas emissions are reduced particularly through reducing the use of materials, the amount of waste, and energy consumption, and eliminating the need to travel by using video conferences. Environmentally friendly solutions are favoured in acquisitions.
  • SYKE supports and promotes working from home, which reduces the CO2 emissions from the daily commute.
  • Through its research and development work, SYKE will produce tools and information materials to various actors in society for controlling climate change.
  • SYKE will organise a Carbon neutral municipalities (HINKU) forum for trendsetters, in order to create new solutions and good practices for the prevention of climate change. All organisations, districts, and companies in the Helsinki area that aim to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 80 % by 2030, are welcome, as stipulated by the HINKU management team.

Tallink Silja Oy

  • Tallink Silja’s objective is to reduce the fuel consumption of ships on the Helsinki-Stockholm route by one percent a year, based on current summer and winters schedules and winters with normal amounts of ice.
  • Tallink Silja’s objective is to reduce the amount of waste produced per passenger on ships on the Helsinki-Stockholm route by 2 % by 2015.
  • Tallink Silja commits itself to reducing the paper waste produced at its main office by 5 % per year, based on the main office’s number of employees, which is approximately 230.

The Student Union of the University of Helsinki (HYY)

  • The monitoring and reduction of food waste in the operating budget with the help of a reduction plan. The Student Union’s operating budget is funded by the student union’s member fees and the profit distribution of the HYY Group. The operating budget includes, for example, the New Student House and the premises operated by HYY at Domus Gaudium.
  • Reduction of the operating budget’s electricity consumption by 5 % by 2015 and 15 % by 2020, compared to 2012. A reduction plan will be drawn up for the reduction of electricity consumption levels.

UFF

  • The annual amount of products (kg per year) recycled for reuse through the UFF environmental service is on the rise.
  • The association’s environmental programme aims to reduce the relative share of fossil fuels used per recycled kg and increase the relative share of renewable energy sources. This development will be monitored with the help of resource planning systems. In 2014, UFF will have certified quality, environmental, workplace health and safety management systems.

Yleisradio Oy (Yle)

  • Reducing electricity consumption in the Yle Centre in Pasila by at least 15 % by 2016.
  • Increasing the percentage of hybrid cars or other low-emission cars in the car pool of the company to at least 20 % by 2016.
  • Reducing the amount of mixed waste to less than      10 % of the total amount of waste by 2016.