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.
Personnel health and safety is a priority for Wärtsilä. Wärtsilä’s fourth global safety day was arranged in March under the theme ‘On the Road’. The aim was to raise awareness of risks and to support employees in making safer choices when travelling.
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 September, Wärtsilä announced ‘An Oceanic Awakening’ – a global initiative focused on the radical transformation of the world’s marine and energy industries into one supremely efficient, ecologically sound, and digitally connected ecosystem.
Wärtsilä’s share is included in several sustainability indices, including Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), FTSE4Good Index Series, Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe, MSCI ACWI ESG Leaders Index, OMX GES Sustainability Nordic Index and STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index.