Gasum continues to pledge its support to UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Energy company Gasum promotes sustainable development and supports the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN. Gasum renewed its commitment to the Finnish Society’s Commitment to Sustainable Development and continues to expand the biogas market and increase the availability of cleaner road fuel gas.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to meet the urgent environmental, social and economic challenges facing our world. The global goals are ambitious, and participation of companies, among other actors such as governments and municipalities, is important. Sustainable business needs a society and an environment that are doing well. While improving social and economic wellbeing, we need to keep within the boundaries of our planet.

For Gasum, an important tool in the implementation of the SDGs is to participate in the Society's Commitment to Sustainable Development. This is a key instrument for implementing the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Finland. Within the framework, companies and other societal actors make operational commitments to doing their part in attaining the global goals.

Gasum contributes to the globally adopted SDGs with its low-emission energy products and circular economy solutions and helps its customers to make their business more sustainable.

In 2016, Gasum made its first commitment to the Society’s Commitment to Sustainable Development and selected two goals:

1. Biogas: Expanding the biogas market to the terawatt-hours range by 2025.

2. Road transport: Investing in the development of the road fuel gas market by increasing the supply of road fuel gas significantly in the key demand areas in Finland by 2018.

The Company has made progress to achieve these goals. Since 2016, the biogas market has expanded. Gasum currently owns 13 biogas plants in Finland and Sweden and has biogas production capacity of 650 GWh in the Nordics. Gasum has invested in the efficient performance of the existing plants and in building new plants. Gasum also buys biogas from its partners. In 2016, the company set the objective of increasing the number of gas filling stations from the 2016 level of 18 stations to 34 in 2018. Today, Gasum has 33 stations in Finland and 6 in Sweden.

Gasum has renewed the transport goal and set action enabling further emission reductions in the transport sector

Company continues to participate in the Society’s Commitment to Sustainable Development with following goals:

1. Biogas: Expanding the biogas market to the terawatt-hours range by 2025.

2. Road transport: Promoting awareness and availability of gas as a road fuel with a goal of 50,000 gas-powered vehicles on Finnish roads by 2030 in accordance with Finland’s National Energy and Climate Strategy for 2030.

Gasum invests in the development of the road fuel gas market by increasing the supply of gas significantly in the key demand areas in the Nordics. The company is constructing a network of 50 LNG (liquefied natural gas) filling stations to serve heavy-duty vehicles in Finland, Sweden and Norway by the beginning of 2020s. The investment will multiply the size of the Nordic heavy-duty vehicle filling station network, enabling considerable transport emission cuts.

In addition, the company will continue the construction of new stations serving light vehicles such as passenger cars, delivery vehicles, refuse vehicles and buses (CNG/CBG).

In line with its strategy, Gasum promotes sustainable development. Gasum has summarized six key corporate responsibility themes and related objectives. The company has defined the SDG goals that are relevant to the business and towards which the company contributes the most in its operations. For more information, see Gasum’s Corporate Responsibility Report.

 

More information:
Elina Saarivuori, Sustainability Manager, Gasum
Phone: +358 50 911 2668, forname.surname(a)gasum.com
 


The energy company Gasum is a Nordic gas sector and energymarket expert. Together with its partners, Gasum is building a bridge towards a carbon-neutral society on land and at sea. www.gasum.com.

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