The most significant sustainability impacts of Alma Media’s business are related to the media content published by the company (responsible journalism) and digital services (responsible marketing as well as responsibility for data and data protection).
For several decades now, Alma Media has surveyed the best-operating models from the perspective of sustainability while also developing its own operating methods. As the most recent action, Alma Media became the third media company in the world to set long-term science-based climate targets (SBT) in 2018. The targets are aimed at focusing climate efforts on reducing the greenhouse gas emissions arising from properties, company cars, and the most emissions-intensive business operations. In 2015, Alma Media committed to the Paris Pledge for Action to reach the COP21 targets.
Alma Media is a founding member in the international Media Responsible Forum, which promotes sustainability in the media sector, and the Group is also one of the first media companies in the Nordic region to adopt integrated sustainability reporting in accordance with the GRI standards.
Sustainable development indices and surveys
- Alma Media is included in the Nasdaq OMX GES SUSTAINABILITY FINLAND index.
- CDP gave Alma Media a Leadership-level rating of A– in its Climate Change Disclosure 2019 report. CDP collects data from companies with regard to the risks posed by climate change and the opportunities presented by low-emission approaches.
- ISS ESG Corporate Rating gave Alma Media a Prime rating of C+ in 2019. Prime ratings are awarded to companies that meet certain minimum requirements in assessments and are among the leaders in their respective fields in ESG scoring.
- Alma Media is also a signatory to the UN Global Compact declaration and a member of the Finnish FIBS corporate responsibility and diversity network and the City of Helsinki Climate Partnership Network.