Business value chain
Fortum's business activities cover the production, sales and distribution of electricity and heat as well as energy-sector expert services. Investments and fuels make up a big part of Fortum's purchases.
We produce electricity and heat in an environmentally benign manner using versatile energy sources. We distribute energy to our customers while taking into consideration long-term, sustainable community planning. We sell electricity and heat and energy-sector expert services.
Energy production, distribution and use result in many kinds of environmental impacts. Some of them are global and extensive by nature, some regional or local. The biggest environmental concerns are related to climate change, acidification, diminishing natural resources and biodiversity.
Fortum takes into consideration the entire life cycle of its energy products and reduces the environmental impacts of its operations by applying best practices and the best available technologies, using natural resources in a responsible manner, and efficient operating and maintenance processes.
Fortum takes into consideration the entire life cycle of its energy products and aims at minimising the environmental impacts of its operations as part of the daily business.
Fortum's investments pursue a financially profitable balance that provides the possibility to increase capacity and reduce emissions. In line with our strategy, we invest in carbon dioxide-free hydro and nuclear power production and in energy-efficient combined heat and power (CHP) production.
We produce economic added value for our stakeholder groups. We support the functioning of society by e.g.
compensating debt investors and shareholders, paying taxes, employing people and supporting non-profit activities.
As part of our daily business, we strive to minimise the negative environmental impacts of our operations. We act responsibly, and we aim to ensure that our business partners act responsibly and comply with our Code of Conduct and Supplier Code of Conduct.