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Thanks to its various technologies and specialised services, Wärtsilä is well positioned to reduce exhaust emissions and the use of natural resources, and to support its customers in preparing for new regulatory requirements. Wärtsilä’s R&D efforts continue to focus on the development of advanced environmental technologies and solutions. The company is committed to supporting the UN Global Compact and its principles with respect to human rights, labour, the environment, and anti-corruption. Wärtsilä’s share is included in several sustainability indices. During the second quarter, Wärtsilä was informed that it would continue to be included in the Euronext Vigeo index Eurozone 120 (the 120 most advanced companies in the Eurozone region).

In June, Wärtsilä launched a new vision for the energy market – a 100% renewable energy future. Maximising renewable generation enables the development of a more sustainable and modern energy system for future generations. As an energy system integrator, and through its offering of flexible power generation and storage solutions and lifecycle services, Wärtsilä is leading this transition.

In April, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreed on a plan for shipping to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50% from 2008 levels by 2050. Wärtsilä puts great emphasis on creating an offering that enables the effective utilisation of LNG as a marine fuel, which plays a crucial role in the GHG reduction roadmap, and which provides the basis for other actions to reduce even further emissions from shipping. Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine vision, which utilises high levels of digitalisation and connectivity, aims at increasing overall resource efficiency, minimising the environmental burden, and increasing the safety and reliability of marine transport.

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