Press release

New sustainability targets for Fortum´s car fleet

15 April 2009, 14:00 EEST

Fortum Corporation
Press release

New sustainability targets for Fortum´s car fleet Fortum has decided on new stricter targets for its car fleet. As of April 1st 2009, the CO2 emission limit for Fortum's company benefit cars is lowered from 200 g/km to 180 g/km. The aim is to reduce the limit further to reach the level of 150 g/km in 2012. Particle filters become obligatory for all new diesel cars in the fleet. Each company car driver is also obliged to participate in Ecodriving training. The car manufacturers of the makes available to Fortum are also required a long term commitment to sustainability. During the next few years Fortum's aim is to introduce a significant number of plug-in hybrid and electric cars into the car fleet. Electrifying the road transport is a growing sustainability-driven global trend and Fortum is determined to be an enabler of a smooth transition. Two pilot projects are currently ongoing in Stockholm, Sweden and Espoo, Finland aiming at finding smart and efficient recharging solutions. They are needed to enable a rapid penetration of plug-in vehicles when car manufacturers bring them to the mass market in 2010-12. Already in 2007, as one of the first companies in the Nordic area, Fortum decided on a CO2-emission limit for company benefit cars. The limit was a maximum value and, in accordance with Fortum's sustainability policy, employees have been encouraged to select the most low-emitting cars. As a result, the average emission from the company car fleet has gone down by 15 g/km in two years. Fortum's vision is to excel in sustainability and ultimately become a CO2-free power and heat company. The new sustainability targets complement Fortum's various activities to reduce its carbon footprint. Fortum has set strict targets for its CO2 emissions from electricity and heat production in Europe. Other targets include reducing CO2 emissions from air travel by 10% and offsetting the carbon dioxide emissions resulting from the remaining air travel. Several actions relate to saving energy and greening the offices. Fortum Corporation Corporate Communications Further information: Kari Kankaanpää, Manager, Climate Affairs, tel. +358 10 4532330