Annual Report 2022
Annual report 2022
Contingency and security took centre stage
Another exceptional year
Last year, the financial situation was, once again, exceptional. In January, the outlook of the Finnish economy was promising, but the war in Ukraine changed everything. The war has affected, among other things, the supply of energy. Energy prices have increased immensely, which is also reflected on the prices for other energy-intensive products and services.
The availability of electricity is also a prerequisite for the ICT services provided by Erillisverkot. The contingency level of several of our services was already high before the war in Ukraine, but the threat scenarios are challenging also us. The customers of Erillisverkot have updated their contingency and preparedness planning in the new situation. For our part, we work hard to meet their changing needs.
The pandemic restrictions in China continued to impede the production of ICT services, and there were severe disturbances in logistics chains. The availability of several components was low, and increases in prices were high. Erillisverkot maintained a high level of contingency in a difficult operating environment by predicting orders for critical components and temporarily increasing the number of items in stock.
Security experts and sustainability ensure the reliable functioning of services
The services provided by Erillisverkot require commitment and strong expertise in security from our staff. The high level of requirements of our customers is also reflected on our personnel. Our success factors are our expert and well-being personnel and a corporate culture that is both encouraging and challenging at the same time. One of our goals is to achieve the Future Workplaces certificate as a token of our exceptional employee understanding.
Our responsible task requires responsible methods. This can be seen in our strategy, the targets of our scorecard and, as a consequence, in the daily work of each Erillisverkot employee. We comply with the responsibility and sustainable development targets that are set by our owner, the state of Finland – our work to implement Agenda 2030 continues. We also made an emissions reduction plan until 2035: we produce services for the needs of society energy efficiently, keeping emissions low and paying attention to the volume of waste we produce.
Let’s build security together
The uncertain security situation has strengthened our belief that the future government programme of Finland must contain investments in the overall security of society and contingency. Erillisverkot aims to include the objectives of securing the digital independence of Finland and the development of the Virve public safety network in the Government Programme.
I want to thank our customers and other stakeholders for their trust and collaboration and our personnel and partners for their perseverance and commitment during this exceptional year.
Key facts of Erillisverkot
We are a trusted partner for authorities and security operators
- We maintain and develop network operator services for the public safety network
- We are developing the public safety network Virve towards broadband services
- We provide secure cloud and data centre services located in Finland
- We secure critical national infrastructure under all circumstances
Building a safe society together
- We exist to help our customers achieve their goals
- We work together and support our industry in society
- Through our services, we bring together and connect authorities with security operators
- We take part in renewing the digital society’s ecosystem of security operations
We show the way to the future
- We are familiar with the most up-to-date possibilities offered by technology
- We present to our customers the latest innovations in our field
- We help our customers operate more cost-efficiently and more responsibly
Let’s build security together
Erillisverkot builds a secure, functional and sustainable Finnish society together with security operators. Making the communication of authorities and other critical organisations secure ensures that citizens receive help when they need it and makes everyday life smoother.
Erillisverkot provides ICT data centre and network operator services for critical communications, mission control and the securing of critical infrastructure. Our customers in the public sector operate in fields such as national defence, rescue services, the police, social and health care, the Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Customs, and we also serve several companies that are critical for the security of supply.
Suomen Erillisverkot is a state-owned special-purpose company whose ownership is steered by the Prime Minister’s Office. Our head office is located in Espoo, and we operate in several locations across Finland.
Our sustainable development commitment until 2035
Limiting global warming to 1.5 °C
- Approaching zero in our greenhouse gas emissions (GHG scope 1–3).
- Improving our energy efficiency by 7.5% from 2020 to 2025 and continuing the efficiency measures with new objectives.
Promoting equity and diversity in the work community
- We promote equal and competitive remuneration.
- We take equity and diversity into account in recruitment.
2022 in figures
Read more about our year 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian attack on Ukraine materially impacted our operating environment.
Read more about our operating environment and the megatrends affecting our operations
Responding to future opportunities and threats is a key part of our strategy. The Erillisverkot strategy, which was renewed in 2021, proved to be functional in 2022.
Read more about our strategy and business review
In 2022, preparing for the potential energy crisis was a remarkable theme in our sustainability actions.
Read more about our sustainability report
In our sustainability programme, the implementation of our environmental responsibility is developing positively.
Read more about our sustainability programme until 2025