Towards carbon neutrality
We are committed to actions to mitigate climate change. Senate Group’s goal is to reach carbon neutrality by 2035 in State-owned properties.
Our goal is in accordance with the Finnish Government Programme and in line with Finland’s goal of carbon neutrality. Senate has a key role in reducing emissions in the State’s property both as a construction project manager and maintainer of premises.
Carbon neutrality was raised as a key area of social responsibility in Senate Group’s strategy period 2022–2025.
Significant reduction in CO2 emissions
Senate Group’s purposeful work to reduce emissions has significantly reduced emissions during the use of the premises over the past ten years. The greatest reduction in emissions has been reached by increasing the share of renewable energy in the energy bought. More than 80% of the total energy use in the properties we maintain is covered by renewable energy and 100% of electricity.
The goal is to be carbon neutral and fossil free by 2035
Senate Group is tasked with providing carbon-neutral premises for central government use. The goal is primarily achieved through our own actions without offsetting. We aim for a 15% reduction in all renovation and 25% in all newbuild projects of more than €2 million.
Key means to achieve the goal
Carbon neutrality is being pursued in two ways: carbon neutrality in the use of premises and carbon neutral construction and repair.
Carbon-neutral use of properties:
- Improved space efficiency
- Improved energy efficiency
- Transition to emission-free energy
Carbon-neutral construction and repair:
- Reduction / optimisation of construction through modifiable and shared facilities
- Emission-free construction materials and circular economy principles
- Emission-free construction site
Plan for adapting to climate change
We have also studied the climate risks facing properties and determined the key measures with which we can adapt to the impacts of climate change in the State’s property stock.
Emissions in the use of our properties have been reduced by 90% since 2012, when the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive entered into force.
The emissions in the use of our properties have been halved compared to 2020. This target was reached already in 2021.
Use of carbon-neutral properties in the 2020s.
Carbon-neutral construction and repair in 2035.