Sustainability is an important value for Forum Virium Helsinki
We promote sustainability in our projects that develop digital and climate-friendly innovations.
Responsibility as an employer
Healthy and committed employees are Forum Virium Helsinki’s greatest asset. We provide our employees with great benefits every year, including training and lunch and sports benefits. We pay particular attention to good supervisory work and a culture of open feedback. We measure our job satisfaction annually. In 2022, it was at a good level of 4.2/5.
Forum Virium Helsinki is a non-profit limited liability company owned by the City of Helsinki. A third of our funding comes from the City, while the other two thirds come from the European Union’s innovation funding instruments. We provide our funding providers with detailed and regular reports of our finances. We carry out ethical procurements as a company.
Green transition, carbon neutrality and sustainability
The European Union’s green transition means a transition from fossil fuels to low-emission renewable energy. We support the green transition in many of our projects that involve developing climate-friendly services and housing solutions.
Mitigating climate change is essential, but it is also an opportunity to do things smarter. Helsinki aims to become carbon neutral by 2030, reduce its emissions to zero by 2040 and be carbon negative from then on. In addition to this, Helsinki is adapting to the changing climate and preparing for the changes brought on by climate change, such as extreme weather phenomena. Many of our projects involve developing climate-friendly solutions and thus support Helsinki’s objectives. Our support of the carbon neutrality objective is also affirmed in Forum Virium Helsinki’s strategy.
We are committed to the principles of sustainable development and favour vegetarian catering at events. We avoid unnecessary flights, favour public transport and recycle almost everything at our office.
Digital responsibility and data processing
We are committed to the MyData principle, according to which people should be able to manage, utilise and disclose data concerning them. We strive to keep our data open and available to the entire urban ecosystem.
Physical and digital accessibility
We support solutions that improve physical accessibility in both Helsinki and other European cities. We do this in our projects, as part of which we have surveyed physical accessibility bottlenecks in Helsinki, for example.
Our aim is to keep all of our digital services accessible. In spring 2022, we updated our website with the specific aim of improving accessibility. Our digital materials, such as guides and publications, are always designed to be accessible.