Our Sustainability Report 2017 summarizes our performance and actions in economic, social and environmental responsibility in 2017.
is an integral part of Fortum’s strategy. Business and responsibility are tightly linked, underlining the role of sustainable solutions as a competitive advantage. In our operations, we give balanced consideration to economic, social and environmental responsibility.
Sustainability Highlights 2017
Our circular economy business expanded and we gained 1.2 million new customers, increasing our Nordic customer base to 2.5 million
205 MW of new solar power in India and Russia and 32 MW of new wind power in Norway in operation
100% of employees completed our Safety&Security eLearning
61% of our electricity production was CO2-free
Our support to society increased to EUR 4.9 million, including a donation of EUR 1 million to Finnish universities
We reached our energy efficiency improvement target (1,400 GWh/a by 2020) in advance
A fish trap and transport facility for the Montta hydropower plant commissioned in the River Oulujoki, Finland
Energise Your Day wellbeing programme expanded to nine operating countries
In 2017 we reached most of our corporate-level sustainability targets, such as a target in specific carbon dioxide emissions, energy efficiency improvements and sickness absence rate of employees. However, we had a challenging year in safety and we did not reach all our safety targets. Read also about our measures to promote the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in the report.
The Sustainability Report is part of Fortum's annual reporting entity. Also in Fortum´s Online Annual Review we report sustainability related information on issues which affect Fortum's value creation. The non-financial reporting, in line with the Accounting Act, is included in the Operating and Financial Review in the Financials.