Global environmental concerns
Valmet and its customers’ industries are facing environmental concerns, which create demand for more sustainable industrial processes. The growing concern over the availability of earth’s resources creates pressure to increase material, water and energy efficiency. At the same time urbanization, population growth and increased consumption pose a threat to clean air, arable land and fresh water. With our technologies and services, we aim to help our customers to address the challenges arising from these global concerns.
Valmet applies the following guiding environmental principles and relevant associated practices in business decision-making and management systems.
The ongoing improvement of products, services or processes through incremental and breakthrough innovation to minimize environmental impacts.
The identification, prevention and mitigation of potential risks in existing operations and when planning changes such as mergers and acquisitions or changes in market presence.
Actions are taken in order to ensure that activities within our own operations do not cause harm to people or environment.
When there is reasonable suspicion of harm, precaution shall be applied in order to avoid potential damage to people’s health or to the environment.
Minimizing the adverse health, safety, environmental and social impacts, and maximizing the HSE benefits of a product and its packaging throughout all lifecycle stages.
Using resources in a sustainable manner while minimizing impacts on the environment.
When safer alternatives can be identified the extremely hazardous chemicals should be replaced by safer alternatives.
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Mutual benefits from the changing environment
Interview with Laura Puustjärvi, Head of Sustainability at Valmet: The changing business environment creates new opportunities for Valmet and for its customers.