At Alma Media, our goal is to conduct our business transparently and in an environmentally,
socially and economically sustainable manner.
We adhere to our Code of Conduct (PDF) in our operations. We have zero tolerance for corruption and
bribery and we openly report our tax footprint.
To reduce the environmental impacts of our operations, we have set ourselves long-term emission targets that are
aligned with global goals. Our climate actions also extend to our major subcontractors whom we encourage
to consider their own carbon footprint.
Lower CO2 emissions through lighting
In 2018, Alma Media carried out a lighting renovation project at its Siperia office in Tampere to introduce LED lighting and a smart lighting control system.
The changes reduce the CO2 emissions arising from electricity consumption by more than 42 tonnes per year.
Shifting to LED lighting was part of Alma Media’s responsibility programme, which has energy efficiency as one of its goals: Alma Media’s target is to reduce the direct CO2 emissions arising from the Group’s operations by 21 per cent by 2025.
According to Alma Media’s Facility Manager Jarno Lintunen, there were also other renovation needs in the office, and the 17-year-old fluorescent lights were close to the end of their life cycle.
“The smart control systems we installed generate substantial energy savings. On sunny days, for example, the lights are automatically dimmed quite low. Going from fluorescent tubes to LED lighting also creates significant savings in the electricity consumption of lighting,” Lintunen says.
Lighting needs to be adjusted not only for improved energy efficiency, but also because certain tasks require dimmer lighting than others.
“A programmable system enables us to control the lights as necessary and its flexibility will continue to be useful in the future as the needs of the users change,” Lintunen adds.
Our goal is to reduce the CO2 emissions generated by the energy consumption of our real estate and our company cars by 21%
by the mid-2020s, and to reduce indirect CO2 emissions (such as those caused by printing subcontracting)
by 10% by 2023. (Comparison year: 2016).
In Finland, we intend to improve the energy efficiency of our real estate by 5% by 2020, discontinue the use of electric
power that generates CO2 emissions and reduce the material loss generated during magazine and newspaper printing
annually by 2% until 2025.
Sustainability became the core of business
Forerunner businesses in many sectors have understood that developing sustainability persistently strengthens their market position. More and more investors, consumers and partners are evaluating businesses based on their sustainability.