Sustainable development is not only important for the entire Ilmatar Group, but it is also the foundation of our entire existence. Our contribution to solving one of the greatest challenges of our time, the climate crisis, forms the backbone of our entire business model.
We do our part in preventing climate change by developing, owning and operating the largest renewable energy production capacity in the Nordic countries. We do so by replacing fossil fuels with solar and wind power, both on land and at sea.
We want to do more than just increase the production of green energy. We want to do it as sustainably as possible for the environment, people and society.
Offshore wind turbines are a highly efficient way to harness the strong and steady sea winds. Offshore, the distance to populated areas and infrastructure is greater, minimizing potential disruptions.
Our goal is to contribute to a significant expansion of offshore wind power in the Åland sea area and along the Gulf of Bothnia. We aim not only to increase the availability of renewable energy significantly but also to enhance local and domestic competitiveness, create employment opportunities, and help achieve the national climate goals.
Future energy systems are fossil-free and decentralized and rely on various energy sources, production units, and flexibility resources. Offshore wind power is key for meeting the growing demand for renewable electricity at a competitive price.
ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) is a concept used in work promoting corporate sustainability and responsibility. The point of departure for ESG is that every company bears responsibility for the environment, but also acts against corruption, discrimination and human rights violations, among other things.
Ilmatar joined the UN Global Compact in 2021. Thereby we have committed to uphold the principles that promote human rights, labour rights as well as environmental and anti-corruption policies.
The UN Global Compact aims to develop and facilitate the progress of the environmental, social, and economic sustainability of companies and societies.
The UN’s global Sustainable Development Goals are at the heart of what we do. We focus primarily on the following:
Goal 3: Care for all of our employees’ health, safety and well-being
Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth as well as full and productive employment and fair working conditions for all
Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusion and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Goal 13: Take immediate action to combat climate change and its consequences
Goal 14: Protect and utilize the seas and marine resources in a way that promotes sustainability in the long term
Goal 15: Protect and restore land-based ecosystems and ensure that they are used sustainably, promote sustainable forestry, combat desertification, prevent and reverse soil degradation and prevent the loss of biodiversity
Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and the global partnerships for sustainable development
We at Ilmatar subscribe to fair working conditions for all our employees. Likewise, we ensure that the same applies to those who work for our subcontractors. We treat our employees and partners equally and have an absolute zero-tolerance policy against all forms of discrimination and harassment. Furthermore, we do not tolerate any form of forced labour or the use of child labour, and we respect employees’ freedom of association.
We are proud to be part of the UN’s Global Compact Business & Human Rights Accelerator, a six-month international program aimed at businesses in different sectors and regions. The program is pragmatic in nature and will help us to move from promises to actions regarding human and labour rights. We look forward to bringing together a network of colleagues to work together to promote respect for human and labour rights globally in business and supply chains.