Committing to using wind power is another concrete step on the road to realising Elisa’s mission of a sustainable future through digitalisation. The company became carbon neutral in 2020 and financing is linked to sustainability targets.
Digitalisation enables the development of sustainable solutions for mitigating climate change. At the same time, however, the increasing use of data will lead to increased demand for electricity in the future. Therefore, it is important to increase the production of energy from renewable sources.
The Puutikankangas wind farm is owned by RPC, which has made significant investments in renewable energy in Finland and across Europe, constructing wind farms and solar power plants.
“We have already confirmed that all of the electricity that we use is produced using renewable methods. Wind power is a clean and renewable form of energy production, and it covers a core part of our growing energy needs. This procurement agreement with Puutikankangas Wind strengthens our commitment to creating a sustainable future and mitigating climate change. We want to demonstrate that we are a responsible actor for society and promote the use of wind power at the national level”, says Minna Kröger, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at Elisa.
“We are thrilled to have reached a deal to provide reliable, renewable energy to Elisa. It’s critical that Europe benefits from cost-effective, cleaner, greener electricity as it continues to move away from fossil fuels. We’re pleased mobile users in Finland can be confident their service is provided using renewable electricity from a new wind farm being built in Finland”, tells Bob Psaradellis CEO of RPC.
“For Elisa, this agreement secures cost-effective electricity procurement, while at the same time supporting our sustainability targets. Elisa’s investments in wind power also create advantages for Finnish society as a whole, such as jobs at different stages of the wind farm life cycle and multiple other employment effects. This way, going forward, we will continue to be able to offer sustainable services to our customers and maintain competitive edge”, says Elisa’s Vice President of Network Services, Sami Rajamäki.
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Elisa, Elisa Mediadesk, tel. +358 50 305 1605, firstname.lastname@example.org
RPC, Lizzy Roberts: email@example.com 07814730090
Elisa’s mission is a sustainable future through digitalisation. We are a pioneer in telecommunications and digital services, and technologies. We provide sustainable solutions for over 2.8 million consumer, corporate and public administration customers in our core markets of Finland and Estonia as well as in over 100 countries internationally. In Finland, Elisa is a market leader in telecommunications, our international cooperation partners include e.g. Vodafone and Tele2. Elisa is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki; in 2020 our revenue was EUR 1.89 billion euros and we employed over 5,000 people. Elisa is a carbon-neutral company. Follow our journey: elisa.com, Facebook @elisasuomi, Twitter @ElisaOyj
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