A good environmental reputation is a facet of Aspo's intellectual capital, and one that is conferring an increasingly important competitive edge. Ongoing operational improvement is a core principle of Aspo’s environmental policy. Aspo wants to address critical environmental issues beyond the minimum requirements of laws and regulations. We conduct environmental impact evaluations and product life cycle and risk analyses to predict and prevent any harmful impact on the environment.
The Group’s environmental policy serves as a foundation on which each business develops its own practices. Each Group company handles its own environmental issues, with the managing director usually holding primary responsibility.
Aspo aims to use technologies that have minimum environmental impact and to avoid hazardous consequences. Our employees are trained and encouraged to work in an environmentally responsible way. We promote environmental issues by, for example, encouraging our personnel to use public transport and switching to more fuel-economic company cars. Aspo also takes part in a variety of social responsibility projects. All these projects have at least one thing in common – they concern Aspo’s operations in the Baltic Sea region. For instance, Aspo has cooperated with the Keep the Archipelago Tidy Association and the John Nurminen Foundation’s Clean Baltic Sea project.
Aspo is prepared for – and is constantly seeking ways to be even better prepared for – changes in environmental issues. We have drawn up detailed action and communication plans for exceptional situations. Aspo also seeks to participate in both national and international environmental projects.