EN29 Significant fines and non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations
There were no significant environmental non-compliances or permit violations in our European operations in 2014 (2013: 2). The total number of permit violations related to wastewater discharges in Russia was 15, i.e. slightly higher than the previous year (2013: 12).
At the beginning of 2014 Fortum received a corporate fine of SEK 140,000 for an inadequate volume of water flow at the
Ljunga hydropower plant in Sweden in 2011.
An audit carried out by regulatory authorities at Chelyabinsk CHP-2 power plant lead to a total fine of RUB 12,000 for non-compliances in waste and wastewater management.
Studies continued at the Russian plants on measures to reduce the discharge water permit violations. The technical malfunctions occurring during the year were repaired, but development projects requiring investments were not implemented. The permit violations were caused by high concentrations in the feed water, technical malfunctions at the plant, and problems stemming from the coal quality.