Gasum is committed to several international agreements. We support the principles stated in the international frameworks concerning human and labor rights, i.e. the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP), the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and the ILO Core Conventions on Labour Standards.
We promote the UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The SDGs most relevant to Gasum are Goal 7 (Affordable and cleaner energy), Goal 8 (Decent work and economic growth), Goal 9 (Industry, innovation and infrastructure), Goal 11 (Sustainable cities and communities), Goal 12 (Responsible consumption and production) and Goal 13 (Climate action).
We are a signatory of the UN Global Compact corporate responsibility initiative and its ten principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.
Gasum’s Baltic Sea Commitment focuses on BSAG’s Ship Waste Action and implementing the learnings and results of the initiative into Gasum’s own operations. Gasum contributes to the Ship Waste Action in the role of a processor for ship generated wastewaters and wastes, biogas producer and a fuel supplier for maritime transport.
We collaborate with a range of international organizations and industry associations. Through this, we are involved in developing the energy and gas sector’s industry practices as well as influencing development in fields including maritime fuels, bioenergy, climate change mitigation, circular economy, waste management and energy research. This work helps us to deepen our understanding of global topics and their connections to our business. We participate in programs, projects, networks, and commitments promoting sustainability such as:
Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG)
Finnish Energy Efficiency Agreement for Industries
Society’s Commitment to Sustainable Development (Finland)
2030 secretariat (Sweden)
Climate Partners network of the City of Helsinki and business life
Climate Leadership Coalition (CLC)
Finnish Business and Society (FiBS) corporate responsibility network
Helsinki Metropolitan Smart & Clean Foundation
An essential element of our R&D work is collaboration and partnerships with research institutions and enterprises in areas such as hydrogen and carbon value chains in future energy systems, as well as nutrient recycling. Gasum is a member of the Biogas Research Center at Linköping University and a shareholder in innovation cluster CLIC Innovation Ltd.
In spring 2021, Gasum has joined the United Nations Global Compact initiative on corporate sustainability. Sustainability is an integral part of Gasum’s growth strategy to promote development towards a carbon-neutral future in industry as well as in road and maritime transport.
The UN Global Compact is a voluntary, international corporate sustainability initiative administered by the United Nations. It sets ten principles relating to human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.