Green Office since 2009
Hansel is a member of the Green Office network in Finland, which includes 443 offices from 156 different organisations. Green Office is an environmental programme developed by WWF Finland. Its objectives include reducing the environmental burden caused by offices.
Sustainable development is accounted for in Hansel’s internal operations. Hansel keeps track of environmental key figures for the consumption of electricity and paper, travel and equipment and furniture procurement. WWF’s Climate Calculator, which is a Green Office tool, has been utilised in the calculations. Emission figures have not been adjusted in proportion to growth in business or personnel.
The environmental impact of Hansel’s own operations
Environmental perspective included in daily life
Hansel’s employees have received environmental training, and the company’s website and intranet regularly publish environmental tips on various topics. Video conferencing is used to reduce the need for travel.
Hansel issues its employees with HSL commuter vouchers, to encourage them to use public transport. The CO2 emissions limit for company cars is 140 g/km.
Whenever possible and applicable, Hansel also uses the framework agreements concluded after tendering processes in its own procurement. Hansel’s own marketing materials are mainly in electronic format.
Following participation in the Green Office project, solutions generating a smaller environmental load were introduced in minor office purchases. For instance, comprehensive sorting of waste has been arranged at Hansel’s offices.