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We are committed to supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's). The most significant of the Sustainable Development Goals with respect to our operations are:
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Building sustainable cities is at the core of our strategy. We offer rental and owner-occupied housing to our customers, construct business premises and other public buildings and build eco-friendly public transport solutions. We also utilise our expertise in demanding infrastructure construction projects in areas such as municipal wastewater management and the construction of production facilities for renewable energy, such as wind power and hydropower.
The concept of sustainable cities also covers areas developed with the mixed-use principle, which combines housing, services, jobs and public transport. Examples of our mixed-use projects currently in development include Keilaniemenranta, Punos in Itäkeskus and the Pasila district in Helsinki.
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
We want to support sustainable consumption in our own operations and in the operations of our customers. We develop various living services and property life cycle services aimed at reducing the in-use energy consumption and carbon footprint of buildings, for example. The choices we make during project design and construction also have a direct impact on the sustainable consumption of our customers.
We strive to enhance the sustainability of our own operations in various areas, including waste recycling and environmental management. We are developing our waste reporting, aim to make use of circular economy solutions and we train our personnel.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Construction and the use of the built environment generate carbon dioxide emissions and thereby have an impact on climate change. We have set a long-term CO2 reduction target for 2030: we will halve the CO2 emissions of our operations and self-developed projects compared to 2019. We also want to enable the carbon neutral use of our projects for our customers.
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
In all of our operations, we observe good corporate governance and responsible business principles, and we expect the same from our partners. We have zero tolerance for corruption and the grey economy.
YIT is involved in large public and private projects. As an international listed company, YIT has a duty to support and strengthen good business principles throughout society. In addition, through its supply chains, YIT has an impact on thousands of subcontractors and their employees. In 2020, YIT will, among other things, update its business principles concerning its partners.
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
The main objective of our strategy is to improve profitability and to maintain financial stability. In addition to responding to investor expectations, we are a proud taxpayer and we employ thousands of people.
Occupational safety is an integral part of our corporate responsibility. There is a large number of our own employees and our subcontractors’ employees working at our construction sites, and their safety is the starting point for all of our construction activities. In addition to safe work, we demand that human rights are respected in all of our operations and throughout our supply chain.