Wärtsilä Corporation Annual report 2014

Wärtsilä's sustainability approach

Our commitment to sustainability and responsible business is based on our mission, vision and strategy, which along with our sustainable development objectives create the framework for developing the company's activities and products. Wärtsilä’s strategy is based on three key growth areas, Smart Power Generation, gas as a fuel and environmental solutions, all of which contribute to a more sustainable future in both the energy and the shipping industry.

Our strength is our technological leadership and therefore technology plays a central role in our sustainability work. The Power Plants and Ship Power businesses focus on developing and providing sustainable solutions for the industries in which they operate, whereas Wärtsilä Services has a key role in supporting our solutions and providing the latest technologies for existing installations through upgrades and modernisation packages.

Wärtsilä identifies and assesses its sustainability risks on annual basis. Based on the current assessment, the sustainability risks are considered to be at a low level. Generally speaking sustainability can be seen as an opportunity for Wärtsilä.

Wärtsilä’s sustainable development is based on three closely interrelated pillars: economic, environmental and social performance. In the field of sustainable development, Wärtsilä's overriding focus is on the following:

  • Economic: profitability
  • Environment: environmentally sound products and services
  • Social: responsible business conduct

The other core areas of sustainability are presented in the picture Wärtsilä’s sustainability approach. Wärtsilä’s strategy for environmental and social responsibility is presented in the Strategy section. Wärtsilä sets corporate level sustainability targets for the core areas.

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