Fortum records best-ever safety performance Fortum's sustainability key figures for 2009 have been published on the company's website at: http://www.fortum.com/sustainability. 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 change. 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 focus 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: http://www.fortum.com/sustainability. Additional information: Ulla Rehell, Vice President, Sustainability tel. +358 10 45 29251, ulla [dot] rehell [at] fortum [dot] com * 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 hours.
Fortum records best-ever safety performance
18 May 2010, 13:00 EEST
Fortum Corporation Press release 18.5.2010