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Responsible partner

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.

Responsible partner

Reducing CO2 emissions

In the fall of 2018 Alma Media set long-term climate targets that define clear emissions reductions goals for the company for the upcoming years. 

Alma Media’s target is to reduce the direct CO2 emissions arising from the Group’s operations by 21 per cent by 2025 and to reduce its indirect CO2 emissions, which are caused by its subcontracting chain, among other things, by 10 per cent by 2023.  

These targets will be achieved by improving the energy efficiency of properties and by developing the logistics and material use of Alma Media.

“Mitigating climate change requires that companies systematically seek ways to reduce their emissions. At Alma Media, we recognise our responsibility and aim to build our business in a sustainable manner,” says Alma Media’s Corporate Responsibility Manager Kirsi Hantula.

The international Science Based Targets organisation has approved Alma Media’s emission targets. The organisation’s goal is to encourage companies to set long-term science-based climate targets that are in line with the global reduction targets stipulated by the Paris Climate Agreement.

In addition to Alma Media, six other Finnish enterprises had set science-based emission targets by summer 2019. The worldwide number of companies with defined science-based targets is approximately 220.

Green decisions

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.



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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.