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Environmental sustainability

We produce sustainable transport services that support the environmental goals and the objectives of creating tighter urban structures in the Helsinki region.

By producing functional and attractive sustainable mobility services, we can facilitate the Metropolitan Area’s sustainable growth based on rail transport, the building of a dense city structure, and the reduction of traffic emissions. We are committed to reducing the environmental impact throughout our services’ lifecycle and pay attention to environmental matters in all our operations.

The City of Helsinki’s goal is to be carbon-neutral by 2030. We are participating in these efforts by reducing the energy and material consumption of all our activities, such as our traffic operations, fleet and properties, throughout their lifecycle. We promote the use of local and clean energy and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by only using zero-carbon and eco-certified energy.

As the owner of the public transport infrastructure, we make significant procurements, the responsibility for which we are constantly developing. For example, transport equipment procurements have far-reaching effects, as the service life of the equipment spans several decades. As an example, the starting point of the technical design of the new Arctic trams and M300 metro trains was to have their energy consumption level, material selections, recyclability and accessibility last their entire lifecycle.

We want to be one of the most responsible operators in our sector when it comes to building tracks and depots and developing the sustainability of construction. We set environmental targets for the entire lifecycle of all our construction projects with regard to, at the very least, carbon neutrality, circular economy, local emissions reduction, noise abatement and protection of urban biodiversity. In principle, we get certifications for all our new construction projects and aim for the highest level of certifications in the industry.

Did you know?

There is a solar power station on the roof of Roihupelto metro depot, which produces electricity for the depot. In 2020, the power station produced 425,110 kWh of energy, equalling about 10% of the depot’s annual consumption.