Responsibility in Hansel's own operations
Due to the nature of Hansel’s business, the environmental load caused by operations is minor. Environmental impacts are primarily generated by travel, energy consumption in facilities, and office equipment.
Hansel has been a WWF Green Office since 2009, and as such takes corporate responsibility and sustainable development into consideration in its operations.
Hansel keeps track of environmental key figures for the consumption of electricity and paper, travel and equipment and furniture procurement. WWF’s Climate Calculator, which is a Green Office tool, has been utilised in the calculations. Emission figures have not been adjusted in proportion to growth in business or personnel.
The environmental impact of Hansel's own operations
Hansel’s employees have received environmental training, and the company's website and intranet regularly publish environmental tips on various topics. Video conferencing is used to reduce the need for travel. Employees are encouraged to use public transportation, with HSL commuter vouchers. The CO2 emissions limit for company cars is 160 g/km.
Whenever possible and applicable, Hansel uses the framework agreements concluded after tendering processes in its own procurement too. Hansel’s own marketing materials are mainly in electronic format.
In the case of the Green Office project, solutions generating a smaller environmental load were introduced in minor office purchases. For example, waste sorting at Hansel's offices has been established in accordance with the Green Office guidelines. In 2013, over half of the energy consumed by Hansel came from renewable sources. This exceeds the objectives for renewable energy sources specified in a decision-in-principle of the government.