Sanoma moves to renewable electricity in Finland. Moving to renewable energy is step towards achieving Sanoma´s climate goal: carbon neutral by 2030 for Sanoma. Sanoma also joins 25 Finnish companies in the Climate Ambition Accelerator Programme aiming to set Science Based Targets for reducing emissions.
Moving to renewable energy reduces the annual greenhouse gas emissions of Sanoma’s own operations in Finland by 5%. Sanoma´s energy usage in printing and office facilities forms the majority of emissions in own operations (Scope 1 and Scope 2). Own operations emissions are 10 percent of Sanoma´s total emissions. Most of Sanoma´s GHG emissions come from Sanoma supply chain.
On Tuesday June 22nd Sanoma also joined together with 25 Finnish companies the Climate Ambition Accelerator Programme organized by the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, UN Global Compact.
“The Climate Ambition Accelerator enables us to share best practices and co-operate with other companies in the programme. Climate change requires also concrete actions and one action is moving to renewable electricity in our Finnish operations. We are aiming for carbon neutrality in our own operations already in the coming years”, states Kaisa Uurasmaa, Head of Investor Relations and Sustainability.
Sanoma has committed to Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to hold off some of the worst climate impacts and avoid irreversible damage to the natural world, by holding temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.