Press release

Fortum joins the UN Global Compact initiative

05 July 2010, 13:00 EEST

Fortum Corporation Press release 5 July 2010

Fortum joins the UN Global Compact initiative                                   

Fortum has signed the United Nations Global Compact initiative and become a     
registered member as of 30 June 2010. Joining the framework strengthens Fortum's
commitment to responsible business practices.                                   

“Sustainability is a fundamental part of Fortum's strategy and vision, and we   
believe that it is one of the success factors of our business. Our aim is       
profitable growth through responsible means. I believe that promoting the       
principles of the Global Compact initiative will support our strategy           
particularly in non-EU countries. It will also provide us with new tools to     
develop our activities,” says Tapio Kuula, President and CEO, Fortum            

Global Compact is the world's largest corporate citizenship and sustainability  
initiative. It was initiated by the then UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in     
2000. Over 5,000 companies from 135 countries have joined the initiative.       
Companies that have signed the Global Compact initiative are committed to       
voluntarily respecting human rights, upholding labour standards, supporting     
environmental protection and working against corruption in their business.      

Fortum's values and operating principles are in line with the Ten Principles of 
Global Compact.  By signing the Global Compact initiative and publicly          
supporting it Fortum wants to emphasise the importance of responsible business  
throughout the whole value chain of energy production.                          

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For further information please contact:                                         
Ulla Rehell, Vice President, Sustainability                                     
tel. +358 10 45 29251, ulla [dot] rehell [at] fortum [dot] com