Fortum records best-ever safety performance

Fortum Corporation
Press release

Fortum records best-ever safety performance

Fortum's sustainability key figures for 2009 have been published on the
company's website at: Among the most
important achievements last year were the improvement in the level of
occupational safety, the strengthening of sustainability factors in the
management of goods and service suppliers, and measures to mitigate climate

In work safety last year, Fortum achieved the company's best-ever record: the
lost workday injury frequency* was 2.4 (2008: 4.3).

”Fortum aims to excel in sustainability, and work safety has been one of our
priorities for years now. As a result of systematic development efforts, our
safety level has improved significantly, and that is something we can be proud
of. However, the work goes on, and our goal this year is to lower the lost
workday injury frequency to less than one,” says Ulla Rehell, Vice President,
Sustainability, Fortum.

Climate actions, supply chain management, and support for society an important

Fortum's goal is to be one of Europe's lowest-emitting energy companies. In 2009
the company's carbon dioxide emissions from power generation were 155 g/kWh. The
average specific emissions of European power producers in recent years have been
about 400 g/kWh. Renewable energy sources accounted for 36% of the power
generation and 17% of the heat production. All Nordic customers were sold CO2
emissions-free electricity, and in Finland the electricity sold to residential
customers was produced 100% by hydropower. In Sweden all ”Fortum Enkel”
customers automatically received Bra Miljöval-labelled electricity.

The code of conduct containing aspects of sustainability for suppliers of goods
and services was used widely in the Nordic countries and was also taken into use
in Poland and the Baltic countries. About 90% of the total EUR 2,442 million in
procurements came from European suppliers.

Fortum renewed its sponsorship programme in 2009, and supported society with EUR
1.8 million. Collaboration projects focused on children and young people and on
environmental and social well-being.

Fortum employed an average of 13,278 people in 2009 and paid EUR 491 million in
wages and remuneration. The company paid EUR 466 million in taxes as well as EUR
888 million in dividends to shareholders. Over 70% of the dividends were paid to
Finnish shareholders.

All of Fortum's 2009 sustainability key figures can be found at:

Additional information:
Ulla Rehell, Vice President, Sustainability
tel. +358 10 45 29251,

* The lost workday injury frequency figure indicates the number of accidents
that have led to an absence of one or more full working days per million working