Voluntary agreements are some of the methods by which the Finnish government together with businesses strive to fulfil international commitments regarding energy efficiency.
“We joined the agreement simply because no matter how you look at it, it was the right thing to do,” says FinnProfiles CEO Jukka Mäki-Lahna. “We want our business to be a successful combination of profitability and social responsibility. Improved energy efficiency supports both of these goals.”
Energy efficiency can bring a company considerable cost savings, particularly in the case of industrial companies with energy-intensive production processes. That said, energy-efficient solutions have a significant direct effect on a company’s cost efficiency. Moreover, energy efficiency is one of the most crucial weapons in our efforts to mitigate climate change.
“We’ve made a lot of changes that improve our energy efficiency and enable us to reach the goals stated in the agreement.”
By joining the agreement, FinnProfiles is committed to reducing its energy consumption by 4% and 7.5% by 2020 and 2025 respectively, the point of comparison being the year 2015.
“Recently, we’ve made a lot of changes that improve our energy efficiency and enable us to reach the goals stated in the agreement”, Mäki-Lahna points out.
One of these changes was the investment in geothermal heating in 2015. Thanks to the investment, the heating and cooling system at the Sastamala factory are now significantly more efficient than before.