At the Group level, we monitor the number of major EHS incidents, which, in part, reflects the quality of environmental management. In 2016, there were 22 (2015: 18) major EHS incidents.12 of these were significant environmental incidents, including spills of over 100 litres into the environment, significant environmental permit violations, and other environmental non-compliances having a significant impact on environment.
Environmental enquiries and grievances
Power plants receive environmental enquiries and other contacts every year, and they are mainly handled locally. The aim is to communicate in advance about upcoming measures with possible environmental impacts e.g. through local media and at public events.
Fortum’s website also has a grievance channel that our stakeholders can use to report problems possibly caused by our operations. No new environment-related grievances were reported to us through this channel in 2016.