Vaisala is in a unique
position to promote sustainable development through the technologies it offers
to its customers. Through its weather solutions, Vaisala safeguards lives and
property and reduces environmental impacts. Industrial instruments bring
efficiencies and reduce energy and material consumption in customers’
operations. Renewable energy solutions and services optimize site selection and
power output for the renewable energy sector. Air quality measurement networks
warn citizens and authorities about dangerous levels of pollution in urban
Vaisala pays special
attention to the objectives of UN Global Compact in the areas of human and
labor rights, the environment and anti-corruption. Vaisala actively monitors
and works with its suppliers to extend the same ethical, safety and
environmental standards through the supply chain. In 2016, Vaisala strengthened
the traceability of raw materials used in sourced components, and continues to
develop its capabilities further.
Vaisala is a supporter of
a strong climate agenda. Therefore, Vaisala is a member of Caring for Climate,
an initiative under UN Global Compact, and Climate Leadership Council, a
Finnish initiative for leading sustainable companies, as well as benefactor of
Helsinki Metropolitan Smart ‘n’ Clean, a foundation that cultivates Helsinki
capital area into a world-class test platform for clean and smart solutions.
Vaisala is also at the forefront in both consuming and developing better ways to produce renewable energy. In 2015, Vaisala made a public commitment to become powered by 100% renewable energy by 2020. Vaisala is a member of RE100, an initiative targeting the world's most influential companies to commit to using 100% renewable power in their operations.
Further information about Vaisala’s sustainability is available on the section called Sustainability.