Sustainability 2019

Our Sustainability Report summarizes our sustainability approach, performance and actions in 2019.


Sustainability is at the core of Fortum’s strategy. In our operations, we give balanced consideration to climate and resource issues, as well as our impacts on personnel and society. We see sustainable energy and circular economy solutions as today’s competitive advantage and a prerequisite for business growth and success.

Sustainability Highlights 2019

Fortum’s Board of Directors set a new and more ambitious target for specific CO2 emissions from total energy production for 2020: ≤180 gCO2/kWh

By the end of 2019, we had improved the cumulative energy efficiency of our production by 1,707 GWh/a compared to 2012

We significantly improved contractor safety and focused on the role of executive management in improving the safety culture

Our investments in CO2-free production increased by more than EUR 100 million

We published our first TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures) report

We developed the world’s first straw-based textile as part of our Bio2X research and development programme

We want to share Fortum’s success with personnel – 41% of our employees participated in the new forShares Employee Share Savings programme

We redefined our Group-level sustainability priorities

In 2019 we reached most our corporate-level sustainability targets related the environment, such as a target in specific carbon dioxide emissions, CHP plant energy availability and major EHS incidents. The occupational safety of our contractors improved significantly and the injury frequency of our own personnel was also at a good level. 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 for 2019, which comprises the CEO's Business Review, Financials, Governance, Remuneration and Tax Footprint, as well as the Sustainability Report. The non-financial reporting, in line with the Accounting Act, is included in the Operating and Financial Review in the Financials. 


Learn more about our sustainability performance in 2019


Our Annual Reporting 2019