UN Sustainable Development Goals
We are committed to promoting the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The 17 goals included in the programme and accepted by the member states are to be achieved by 2030 in order ensure progress in sustainable development.
As part of our sustainability programme, we have we have assessed all Sustainable
Development Goals to identify the key goals we can specifically influence by reinforcing the positive impacts of our operations or by preventing negative impacts. We also contribute to the attainment of other Sustainable Development Goals.
The selected Sustainable Development Goals and targets provide the framework for our sustainability programme. For us, the key Sustainable Development Goals are as follows:
Target 13.1: We reduce emissions and aim to achieve carbon neutrality
We will strengthen the positive environmental impacts of our parcel delivery services by adopting low-emission and carbon-neutral transport solutions. In addition to improving energy efficiency, we pay attention to low-emission fuels and the use of renewable energy in transport operations. In passenger services, we support the efforts to reduce transport emissions in Finland by promoting the use of public transport. We work hand in hand with suppliers and carriers to achieve positive environmental effects.
Targets 4.4 and 4.7: We increase awareness for the advancement of sustainable development
We support the adoption of sustainable lifestyles by encouraging consumers to use public transport services and providing information on the impacts and benefits it offers in terms of climate change. We help increase awareness of sustainable development among our other stakeholders, such as suppliers and employees. By offering a diverse range of training for employees, we ensure a high standard of skills development.
Targets 8.1 and 8.8: We ensure the realisation of workers’ rights and contribute to economic growth
Sustainable human resources practices play a key role in our operations. Employees being an important asset for us, we look after their wellbeing. We promote the health and safety of employees. For us, it is of great importance that labour rights are honoured throughout the supply chain. To contribute to economic growth, we comply with the principles of sustainable development and generate value added for our stakeholders and society.
Target 16.5: We ensure transparency in operations and regulatory compliance
We comply with all laws and regulations. We have zero tolerance for all forms of corruption and bribery. Our ways of working are set out in the ethical code of conduct. We take steps to ensure that our suppliers comply with the ethical code of conduct we are currently preparing.
Target 17.7: We promote sustainable development through partnerships
Our approach to business is based on networking and close cooperation with partners. By working together, we will be able to have a wider impact. Aside from reinforcing the existing partnerships, we look to identify potential for new forms of collaboration with a range of actors.
Aside from the above goals, we have identified two other important Sustainable Development Goals:
10. Reduced inequalities (target 10.3)
11. Sustainable cities and communities (target 11.2)