PRESS RELEASE 21 DECEMBER 2012
Fortum has for several years made an annual donation to charity organisations instead of Christmas gifts and cards. The choice of charity organisation is voted by the employees of Fortum in each country. This year Fortum's employees voted organisations working with children.
Fortum’s employees voted between three nominated organisations supporting children. Finland, Sweden, Poland and the Baltic Countries had country specific organisations to choose from.
“Children are our future”, says Helena Aatinen, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Fortum. “As the next generation energy company, we care for our children and their wellbeing. The concern for the young generation’s wellbeing seems to be a global phenomenon. It is supported by the fact that our personnel voted to support organizations working with and for the children.”
The donations will go to:
In Sweden: Bryggan Karlstad, an organization working with children that have their parents in prison.
In Finland: Mannerheim League for Child Welfare to prevent bullying among children.
In Poland: Fundacja Świętego Mikołaja to support education of talented young people from low-income families.
In Estonia and Latvia: Local SOS children villages.
In Lithuania: Kaunas child care homes Atžalynas.
In Russia: Children centers providing special medical treatment, rehabilitation and recreation in Chelyabinsk, Tyumen and Nyagan regions
Fortum's purpose is to create energy that improves life for present and future
generations. We provide sustainable solutions that fulfil the needs for low
emissions, resource efficiency and energy security, and deliver excellent value
to our shareholders. Our activities cover the generation, distribution and
sales of electricity and heat as well as related expert services.
Fortum's operations focus on the Nordic countries, Russia, Poland and the
Baltics. In the future, the integrating European and fast-growing Asian energy
markets provide additional growth opportunities. In 2011, Fortum’s sales
totalled EUR 6.2 billion and comparable operating profit was EUR 1.8 billion.
We employ approximately 10,800 people. Fortum’s shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX
Further information: www.fortum.com