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

  2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Direct impact, Hansel's own operations CO2 thousands of kilograms CO2 thousands of kilograms CO2 thousands of kilograms CO2 thousands of kilograms CO2 thousands of kilograms
Paper consumption 0,75 0,78 0,97 1,03 0,88
Road traffic according to fuel consumption * 42,43 46,93 35,04 45,60 41,68
Emissions corresponding to the mileage allowances paid out by the company 0,32 0,52 0,36 0,56 0,42
Other traffic (taxis) 0,98 1,21 1,08 3,18 3,58
Air traffic 24,12 42,41 33,12 35,05 22,65
Marine traffic 3,41 0,00 1,03 0,46 0,08
Rail traffic 0,10 0,11 0,23 0,00 0,00
Electricity consumption ** 12,97 11,19 9,88    
Direct impact, total 85,08 103,15 81,71 85,88 69,29
Emissions caused by office equipment and furniture procurement ***          
Mobile phones 0,70 0,56 0,72 0,46  
Laptop computers 0,17 0,86 1,54 9,75  
Desktop computers 0,00 0,00 0,00 4,70  
LCD displays 0,23 1,14 1,59 14,53  
Multifunction equipment 0,00 0,00 1,89 0,41  
Furniture 0,42 0,89 4,78 0,00  
Emissions caused by office equipment and furniture procurement, total 1,52 3,45 10,52 29,85  
Total 86,60 106,60 92,23 115,73 69,29
*) Calculation is based on the company-car fuel purhases      
**) Since the beginning of 2011, 30 % of the electricity procured is of renewable energy source, as required in line with the Government's decision-in-principle.      
***) Emissions related to office equipment procurement have been monitored since 2010. Emissions are calculated on the basis of consumtion over the full life cycle of the equipment.      

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.