UN Sustainable Development Goals

Vaisala and UN Sustainable Development Goals

We have identified the most relevant UN Sustainable Development Goals for Vaisala. Solutions that are beneficial for society and the environment have always been at the core of our business. By integrating the goals to our strategy work, we can better assess our impacts on sustainable development and get inspiration for developing new business and sustainable business practices. Here we introduce how Vaisala realizes these goals in its solutions in both business areas as well as in its own sustainable business practices.

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Sustainable solutions: Weather and Environment

 

SDG 13 climate action
Most relevant SDG targets for Vaisala

13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries
13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising, and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction, and early warning

Vaisala's solutions
  • Reliable weather measurements
  • Weather infrastructure development/capacity building projects
  • Measuring hurricanes with dropsondes
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SDG Clean energy

Most relevant SDG targets for Vaisala

7.2 By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix
7.3 By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency

Vaisala's solutions
  • Optimizing wind and solar power production
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SDG 11 Clean energy

 Most relevant SDG targets for Vaisala

11.2 By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible, and sustainable transport systems for all
11.6 By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality

Vaisala's solutions
  • Improving safety of transport systems
  • Air quality measurement networks
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Sustainable solutions: Industrial Measurements

SDG 9 Sustainable infrastructure

The most relevant UN SDG targets for Vaisala

9.4 By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes

Vaisala's solutions
  • Improving resource efficiency with industrial measurement solutions
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SDG Clean energy

The most relevant UN SDG targets for Vaisala

7.2 By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix
7.3 By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency

Vaisala's solutions
  • Improving energy efficiency in industrial processes
  • Improving energy efficiency in buildings by optimizing air conditioning
  • Biogas process optimization
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SDG 3 Health and well-being

The most relevant UN SDG targets for Vaisala

3.8 Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services, and access to safe, effective, quality, and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all

Vaisala's solutions
  • Monitoring of conditions in medicine manufacturing and supply chains Monitoring of conditions in hospitals and laboratories
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Environmentally sustainable business practices

SDG 12 Responsible production

Most relevant UN SDG targets for Vaisala

12.2 By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
12.4 Achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water, and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment
12.5 By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling, and reuse

Vaisala's business practices
  • Design for environment and long product life cycles
  • Enabling the safe use and end-of-life processing of products
  • Increasing the recycling rate
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SDG Clean energy

Most relevant UN SDG targets for Vaisala

7.2 By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix
7.3 By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency

Vaisala's business practices
  • Using renewable energy
  • Improving energy efficiency in our facilities
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SDG 13 climate action

Most relevant UN SDG targets for Vaisala

13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising, and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction, and early warning

Vaisala's business practices
  • Decreasing indirect emissions for example, from commuting
  • Raising awareness of climate change and encouraging personnel’s climate friendly choices
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Socially and economically sustainable business practices

SDG 8 Decent work

Most relevant UN SDG targets for Vaisala

8.1 Sustain per capita economic growth in accordance with national circumstances
8.7 Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery, and human trafficking and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms
8.8 Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers

Vaisala's business practices
  • Positive economic impact on communities through employment and taxes, both directly and through supply chain
  • Upholding labor standards and occupational health and safety as well as managing human rights risks in our own operations and partner network
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SDG 10 Reduced inequalities

Most relevant UN SDG targets for Vaisala

10.3 Ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies, and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies, and action in this regard

Vaisala's business practices
  • Promoting diversity and providing equal opportunities , for example, in recruitment and development opportunities
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SDG 16 Strong institutions

Most relevant UN SDG targets for Vaisala

16.5 Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms

Vaisala's business practices
  • Ensuring compliance with our International Anti-Corruption Policy
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