Reducing climate change impacts is one of the most critical challenges facing all industries and societies. Although we operate in a low-carbon industry, minimising our environmental footprint and raising fact-based climate awareness are important to us. 

Our focus areas and targets

We set science-based emission reduction targets and will be carbon neutral by 2030

  • Our goal is to reach carbon neutrality by 2030, both in our own operations and in our value chain. In 2021, we halved our own operations scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions. Byend of 2023, we are committed to use only carbon neutral electricity.
  • We have committed to setting carbon reduction targets for our own operations and our value chain according to the Science Based Target initiative by end of 2023.

We strive to minimise our environmental impacts across the supply chain

  • Our most significant climate impacts derive from the indirect emissions of our supply chain. To reduce GHG emissions, we cooperate with suppliers to reduce our common climate footprint.
  • Safeguarding biodiversity protects wildlife populations and supports adaptation to climate change. By 2023, all wood fibre in paper qualities used by Sanoma originates from sustainable certified sources.
  • Sanoma owns two printing plants in Finland. Our printing facilities use the ISO 14001 environmental management system. We monitor the use of paper and minimise the use of printing plates, ink, wetting water additive and water, as well as energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. For example,  electricity used is 100% carbon neutral and all waste is reused or recycled.

We increase our fact-based climate and environmental awareness

  • Through fact-based media and learning content we are able to support society at large to understand climate change and the need and possibilities to reduce CO2 emissions. For example, Helsingin Sanomat launched several climate initiatives during 2021, such as assigning a correspondent team fully focusing on climate and environmental journalism.
  • To minimise our environmental impacts, we believe we need to continuously develop our knowledge capital. Currently we are developing training for all employees to raise climate and environmental awareness, which will be rolled out during 2022. 

Key facts

size of our carbon footprint, tCO2e

Scope 1 and 2 emission intensity, tCO2e-tonnes/employee

GHG emissions intensity, gCO2e/€ turnover


waste recycled in Sanomapaino printing houses


of paper fiber used in products from certified sources