Fingrid has committed to the United Nations’ Global Compact corporate responsibility initiative and to promoting its sustainable development goals. Responsibility has been a part of the transmission system operator’s values and operating methods for a long time. Now the UN’s global sustainable development goals have also been linked with Fingrid’s business targets.
Don’t keep the windows open too long. We have to save nature because otherwise we won’t have it anymore. These are just some of the practical and even global issues that second graders at Pohjois-Haaga elementary school pondered when we asked them about what they had learned during Energy Saving Week.
One of the goals of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is to “by 2030, ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature.” Consumers are being asked to take action to prevent climate change around the world. Large problems are solved by small acts on the part of consumers. Information and the right attitudes turn into responsible choices in a trivial way. I like to call this kind of wishful thinking the myth of the green consumer.
Fingrid manages the entire life cycle of the main grid, from construction to demolition. In 2016, this work produced over 9,600 tons of waste. Nearly one hundred per cent of the waste was recycled, reused or otherwise utilised. UPDATED ON 6.6.2017