We follow the activities of non-governmental organisations and engage in a dialogue with them. In addition, we carry out most of our sponsorships in collaboration with organisations.
We engage in collaboration with environmental organisations regarding the eco-labelling of electricity products in Finland and Sweden. We also participate in projects related to local environmental protection or maintaining biodiversity. Part of the funding for the environmental projects comes from the sales of eco-labelled electricity.
Since 2006 Fortum has been a supporter of the John Nurminen Foundation's Clean Baltic Sea project, which is mitigating eutrophication of the Baltic Sea and offering maritime solutions in an effort to prevent oil spills in the Gulf of Finland. In 2014, Fortum granted EUR 75,000 for the project.
We participate in the Bettercoal initiative promoting sustainability in coal mining. In Sweden, the joint venture Fortum Värme is a member in the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), an organisation promoting sustainable forest management, and a participant in WWF's Global Forest and Trade Network activities. Fortum Värme is also a member of the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil organisation and became a member of the Roundtable of Responsible Soy organisation in 2014. In Estonia, we have taken part in discussions led by the Private Forest Centre (PFC) foundation. The main objective of the PFC is to contribute to sustainable, environmentally friendly and efficient forest management practices among Estonia’s private forest owners. These
programmes aim to ensure the responsible sourcing of fuel and are primarily business-oriented interactions.
Since 2013, Fortum has been a member of FIBS Corporate Responsibility Network in Finland. We are a strategic partner of the Responsible Business Forum (RBF) in Poland. Both FIBS and RBF promote responsible business that considers the impacts on the economy, society and environment.