Fingrid conducts audits to ensure that its occupational safety and other corporate responsibility requirements are met in the factories comprising its procurement chain around the world. Any deviations detected during audits are addressed in collaboration with the factories and contractors. ￫
Fingrid’s objective is to ensure that everyone working on our worksites gets home safely and healthily at the end of every working day. We have worked with our suppliers for several years to reach this objective. Thanks to our long-term occupational safety work, we have succeeded in reducing the number of accidents in the workplace and the lost-time injury frequency. Unfortunately, the lost-time injury frequency increased year-on-year in 2019. ￫
Tourism company Hullu Poro is introducing a virtual power plant service in Kittilä to enable connections to reserve markets, which balance out electricity generation and consumption. The Aurora Pyramids suites have recently been connected to the service. The solution helps support sustainable development, but the company also benefits financially. ￫
In my opinion, Fingrid’s biggest corporate responsibility pledge for this decade is crystallised in our basic mission: Fingrid is tasked with ensuring that our society has reliable electricity under all circumstances and promoting a power system based on electricity generated without emitting carbon dioxide, says Marina Louhija, Fingrid's General Counsel. ￫
The most interesting topic at Fingrid’s occupational safety seminar, which was held in November, was the new areas of responsibilities for occupational safety. The panel discussion revealed a wide range of viewpoints from people in various roles within the industry. The people involved in the discussion agreed that developing was heading in the right direction. ￫
Fingrid’s occupational safety seminar at the end of last year featured a wide range of perspectives on the occupational safety culture. The main theme was clarifying and redefining occupational safety responsibilities. ￫
The boundaries between the responsibility for occupational safety and ensuring safety can sometimes be indistinct for the client and supplier. The successful management, leadership and development of occupational safety requires that both parties are aware of their responsibility and tasks related to it. On the basis of feedback from suppliers, Fingrid began a project entitled Crystal-Clear Line in August 2019 to improve and maintain a high standard of occupational safety.
LUT University is researching an entirely new solution to address the problem of carbon dioxide emissions due to heating. The university is developing a small nuclear power plant that will provide district heating. The minimum output of the district heat reactor must be 20–30 megawatts, and a few such units could satisfy the district heating needs of a medium-sized town.