Fortum’s Sustainability Report 2011 has been chosen as the best in Finland in this year’s Corporate Responsibility Reporting competition. The report was also the media favourite in the Reader’s choice category.
According to the jury, the structure of Fortum’s report is clear and reader friendly. The report was also praised for its goal-oriented, innovative and strategic approach. Special accolades were given to its visual appeal, which significantly adds to the readability. The jury notes that Fortum’s report gives a thorough review of the sustainability focus areas of its operations and its longer-term goals. The jury also praises the fact that Fortum’s report comprehensively covers the position of different energy alternatives in the Solar Economy as well as the global megatrends affecting the future of the energy sector. Fortum was awarded the competition’s highest score for its report, and thus was the winner in both the general category and the overall category.
”Sustainability is at the core of Fortum’s strategy, and our central aim is to report on our activities that are in line with sustainability openly, fairly and in a way that interests all stakeholders. Scarcity of natural resources, energy security, the impacts of different production forms and climate change are issues that affect every one of us. For this reason, we wanted to showcase our vision of the future energy system, the Solar Economy, in our report. The award is recognition that the path we have chosen is the right one,” commented Ulla Rehell, Fortum’s Vice President of Sustainability, on the report’s objectives.
The winner was selected by the group organising the competition. The group consisted of the Aalto University School of Business, the Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK), Finnish Business & Society, the Finnish Institute of Authorised Public Accountants, the Finnish Confederation of Professionals STTK, the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, the Association for Environmental Management, and the Ministry of the Environment.
The competition assessed the corporate responsibility reports of all companies listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki as well as the reports of 19 other companies that had entered the competition. The winner was selected from among the finalists – those with reports that had received the most points.
The printed version of Fortum’s Sustainability Report can be ordered on Fortum’s website and the digital version of the Sustainability Report is available at www.fortum.com/sustainability.
Pirjetta Soikkeli, Vice President, Internal and Sustainability Communications
pirjetta [dot] soikkeli [at] fortum [dot] com, tel. +358 40 750 0093
Fortum's purpose is to create energy that improves life for present and future generations. We provide sustainable solutions that fulfil the needs for low emissions, resource efficiency and energy security, and deliver excellent value to our shareholders. Our activities cover the generation, distribution and sales of electricity and heat as well as related expert services.
Fortum's operations focus on the Nordic countries, Russia, Poland and the Baltics. In the future, the integrating European and fast-growing Asian energy markets provide additional growth opportunities. In 2011, Fortum’s sales totalled EUR 6.2 billion and comparable operating profit was EUR 1.8 billion. We employ approximately 10,800 people. Fortum’s shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.
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