Our strategic goal is to reduce our carbon footprint and create responsible solutions that are measured in various ways. We are committed to the United Nations’ Agenda 2030 sustainability
targets in our operations.
FCG’s carbon footprint mainly consists of indirect emissions
In 2019, we started monitoring environmental key indicators such as carbon footprint, energy and water consumption, and waste volumes. Our most significant emission sources are typically related to work and business travel, as well as energy consumption.
The carbon footprint of our Finnish operations in 2020, measured according to the GHG-protocol, was 870 tCO2e (1.6 tCO2e/employee). Proportionally, most of the greenhouse gas emissions originated in our energy consumption. A significant share of the emissions, 47%, was still created by travel.
Our aim is to reduce the carbon footprint per employee in our Finnish operations by 40% by 2025 compared with 2019. The carbon footprint in 2020 was about 45% down compared with the previous year. This significant change is the result of a drastic decline in the work and business travel when personnel started to work remotely and the number of business trips dropped due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The situation is in many ways exceptional,and measures to reduce our carbon footprint are continuing.
Responsible projects, nationally and internationally
Our Design and Engineering operations have ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 quality and environmental management certificates. In the summer of 2020, our Helsinki office was awarded the WWF Green Office certificate. We have been a member of FIBS, the Finnish network of sustainable businesses, since 2018. We became a climate partner of the City of
Helsinki in November 2020.
We are committed to the United Nations’ sustainability targets in our operations. Our work in developing countries is overwhelmingly linked with fighting poverty, promoting equality and education, and improving living conditions, for example, by promoting the availability of clean water and sanitation, and developing agriculture.