We care for the environment
We believe we can make our greatest contribution to the development of a society with less strain on the environment by deploying sustainable IT solutions in our customers’ businesses.
Our environmental impact from business operations is mainly related to energy consumption in office premises and data centres, and to business travel by employees. Therefore, our climate strategy mainly focuses on how to increase energy efficiency inside the company and how to reduce traveling. Our environmental performance indicators focus on specifically reducing our carbon dioxide emissions and are monitored in the Group’s GRI reporting system (GRI, Global Reporting Initiative).
Our environmental policy applies to all employees and covers all business operations in all countries. We also have an environmental management system (EMS), which is compliant with the ISO 14001 standard and is an integrated part of our common business system.
To implement our values throughout our value chain, we have complemented our Code of Conduct with a separate Supplier Code, which is implemented into all new supplier and partner contracts. This Supplier Code is based on the UN Global Compact principles and also requests an environmental management system (EMS) in line with the ISO 14001 standard.
Our environmental initiatives have resulted in both awards and recognitions. In May 2011 our new energy efficient data centre in Finland, Espoo area, won the internationally renowned Green Enterprise IT (GEIT) Award. The recognition from the US Uptime Institute came in the Beyond the Data Centre category. In December 2011, the data centre was ranked among the most energy efficient data centres in the world by the prestigious Wired Magazine.
In 2012, for the second consecutive year in a row we were included in CDP’s (CDP, Carbon Disclosure Project) Nordic leadership indexes for disclosure and performance – Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index and Carbon Performance Leadership Index. Our disclosure and performance scores are 96 A.