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UN Sustainable Development Goals at Erillisverkot

Erillisverkot promotes seven of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in its business.

SDG 8 is to foster sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

We have a zero tolerance against discrimination and mistreatment, and all cases will be handled. Our target is that there are no severe accidents in our working environment. We offer internships and thesis jobs to students with interesting tasks in which they can grow and develop. We take good care of our employees’ wellbeing so that they can feel themselves energetic when the workday is over.

SDG 9 is to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation.

We provide services and solutions for critical communication through innovative, cost-effective solutions and collaboration, now and in the future. We collaborate with educational and research institutions in order to develop our operations. These are the building blocks of resilient infrastructure and secure operating environments in which Finnish organisations can safely work and grow.

SDG 11 is to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.

Our target is to implement the broadband Virve 2 service by the end of 2028. The current public safety network Virve services will continue along the new services, ensuring, for example, critical communication by authorities. A safe, reliable and resilient service for all authorities and critical infrastructure enterprises that strengthens the safety of society and brings modern communication services to both densely and sparsely populated areas, considering changing needs and conditions.

We collaborate with the critical communication sector, satisfy the needs of authorities and offer secure service solutions. An example of this is the administrative radio network roaming across the Nordic countries.

SDG 12 is to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns and to reduce waste generation through prevention, recycling, reuse and the circular economy.

Our aim is to minimise the environmental impact of our operations and encourage our suppliers to uphold high standards of environmental and social responsibility. At our offices, we pay attention to matters such as energy efficiency and recycling.

We encourage our suppliers to offer us products and services that are as harmless as possible in view of greenhouse gas emissions. In our procurement, we pay attention to energy efficiency, recyclability, origin, safety and, for example, the use, reprocessing and disposal of hazardous chemicals. We monitor the operations with the help of reports and other tools during the contract period.

Our aim is to integrate sustainability perspectives also into installations and reduce the amount of waste generated.

SDG 13 is to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Our goal is to approach zero in our carbon dioxide emissions by 2035. We try to find ways to increase the share of renewable energy and always improve our energy efficiency.

SDG 16 is about peace, justice and strong institutions

Our services promote the functioning of society, both in normal times, during disruptions and under exceptional circumstances. We assume responsibility in our day-to-day work, and this becomes even more pronounced when we ensure the continuity of service in difficult situations. This requires flexible, inclusive decision-making where the entire organisation is represented. In line with good governance principles, we follow our Code of Conduct and monitor our operations with internal audits.

SDG 17 is to strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development with multi-stakeholder partnerships that implement and share information, expertise, technologies and monetary resources to promote the goals.

We develop and maintain collaboration with our customers and partners. For example, we make proposals, give suggestions, involve all parties and organise thought and service design workshops for the purpose of developing and renewing our services. The underlying theme is fostering security together.