Environmentally sustainable partnership

Meeting sustainable development goals requires cooperation with customers, subcontractors and other interest groups. We want to do our part to advance the entire port industry and encourage our partners to reduce their own environmental impact with the means at our disposal.
We carry out environmental cooperation locally, nationally and internationally.

Read more about our environmental cooperation.

Sustainable investments

The Port of Helsinki is a major developer and infrastructure manager. By reducing carbon dioxide emissions during construction and building use, we can significantly reduce the negative climate impacts caused by the Port’s operations. 

The Port aims to be able to assess the so-called carbon spike in the future, i.e. the climate damage caused by emissions from the extraction of materials required for new construction, their transport and the construction itself. The carbon spike assessments will have a significant impact on the investment decisions made by the Port in the future.

Responsible procurement

The Port of Helsinki promotes business that supports sustainable development in cooperation with its customers and subcontractors. The procurement process is being developed to make it easier to take environmental criteria and the carbon footprint of procurement into account. 
In addition to this, the Port of Helsinki cooperates with its contract partners to develop their operations in a more responsible direction. 

Reuse and reduction of ship-generated waste

The recycling of plastic for reuse is a challenge for our entire society, not just for port operations. The goal here is to pilot the collection of plastic waste from international cruise ships, even though the large variety types of plastic coming from the vessels and their dirtiness poses a challenge for recycling.

Many vessels sort their solid waste into different waste types, which can be recycled at the harbour.