Flickr: Mariano Mantel

Flickr: Mariano Mantel

Sustainability is an integral part of the Finnish Transport Agency’s activities and decision-making. The agency’s first sustainability report Road to Sustainability gathers all sustainability themes, objectives and actions in one place.

The purpose of the sustainability report is to describe the impacts of the Finnish Transport Agency’s activities in an open and transparent way. The sustainability report complies with the international GRI (G4) guidelines (Core level).

– The idea of sustainability reporting has arisen from the need for more information about the impacts of the Finnish Transport Agency’s activities. The sustainability work has, however, not been started from scratch. We wanted to gather all existing information in one easily accessible place, says Katri Uimaniemi, Sustainability Expert at the Finnish Transport Agency.

Sustainability at the Finnish Transport Agency has been summed up in six themes, reflected throughout the agency’s strategy. The themes are: customer-orientation; contributing to and supporting societal change; sustainable mobility, transport and transport infrastructure management; responsible procurement and financial management; safety and personnel.

Sustainability work highlighted through practical examples

The Finnish Transport Agency is responsible for maintaining well-functioning and safe roads, railways and waterways; and for the comprehensive development of the transport system according to the customers’ needs. In its significant role as transport infrastructure asset manager, the Finnish Transport Agency’s decision-making and actions have widespread impacts on society and well-being, now and in the future.

Since we are responsible for the Finnish transport system, the results of our actions are visible in citizens’ everyday life. Sustainability and openness permeate all our activities and our statutory task. With this sustainability report we want to describe the impacts of our activities in a transparent way, says Antti Vehviläinen, Director General of the Finnish Transport Agency.

The sustainability report describes the economic, social and environmental impacts caused by the Finnish Transport Agency’s activities. The report presents the sustainability themes of the Finnish Transport Agency in the form of practical case studies.

Original source: Finish Transport Agency