Managing sustainability inside Fortum

Our sustainability management is based on the company’s values, the Code of Conduct, the Supplier Code of Conduct and our policies and their specific instructions as defined at the Group level. Needless to say, we comply with laws and regulations.


Management structures for sustainable business practices

We uphold a high level of environmental and safety management in all our business activities. 99.9% of Fortum’s electricity and heat production operations are ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified.

Sustainability is an integral part of Fortum’s strategy and the highest decision-making authority in these issues is with the Board of Directors. The Fortum Executive Management decides on the sustainability approach and the Group-level sustainability targets that guide our annual planning. The targets are ultimately approved by Fortum’s Board of Directors.

Fortum’s line management is responsible for the sustainability management, and the realisation of the safety targets is a part of Fortum’s incentive system.

Our commitment to sustainability

Fortum respects and supports the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the core conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). In addition, Fortum recognises the UN Guiding Principles on business and human rights in its operations, the statutes of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the International Chamber of Commerce’s anti-bribery and anti-corruption guidelines, and the Bettercoal initiative’s Code on responsible coal mining. Fortum is a member of the UN Global Compact initiative and the UN Caring for Climate initiative.

In short, our sustainability management is based on our values and the group-level key documents below.


Our Code of Conduct


Our Supplier Code of Conduct

Our Sustainability policy


Biodiversity manual