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The energy company Gasum continues its cooperation with the Finnish Olympic Committee and the Savonlinna Opera Festival. The purpose of these partnerships is to create broad societal wellbeing. The outcomes of multiple years of collaboration can be seen as increasingly high quality in sports club activities and more opportunities for high-class cultural experiences.
The partnership between Gasum and the Finnish Olympic Committee supports physical activity among children and young people and the activities of quality-certified clubs to promote junior sports. For the past two years, Gasum has enabled the awarding of 30 Seal Clubs, and now the Seal Club of the Year award is followed by the Star Club of the Year award. The winning club will receive €5,000 and 14 other clubs €1,000 as an incentive award. The awards aim to promote the opportunity of every child in Finland for diverse physical activity and draw attention to the nationally valuable work carried out by Finnish sports clubs.
The Seal Club activities preceding the Star Clubs began in 1992. The more than 600 Seal Clubs were quality-certified sports clubs for children and young people, with their activities based on criteria specified in cooperation with experts. Now called Star Clubs, the work of these clubs focuses on supporting children’s growth and development and developing holistic club activities.
The Olympic Committee regards Gasum’s support as important for its efforts to support the activities of sports clubs. Sports club activities are Finland’s largest volunteering sector but often remain rather hidden. With the help of Gasum, the Olympic Committee has been able to make this invisible work visible while at the same time providing children with more opportunities for fun and movement. A total of 45 sports clubs around Finland have already received a Gasum grant.
”A great concrete example of the results of our partnership is SB Vantaa, a club that received the €5,000 award in 2016 and used it to do a tour of daycare centers that enabled children to have a go at floorball and learn about local opportunities for leisure activities. In addition, the club launched a youth programmer allowing young people to take their first steps as coaches and instructors. Instructing also gives young people valuable experience for working life. Clubs appreciate the Gasum incentive awards very highly as receiving outside thanks for their altruistic work is very welcome. And every single euro of the award will also certainly be put into good use, ” says Mikko Selin, Business Director, Active Lifestyle and Sports, who is in charge of partnerships at the Finnish Olympic Committee.
”Sponsoring physical activity among children and young people through grants is close to everyone’s heart at Gasum. Support to diverse activity, grassroots-level clubs and children’s physically active lifestyles help create wellbeing for the entire society. We’re very proud of this cooperation,” says Gasum Vice President for Communications Olga Väisänen.
Cooperation between Gasum and the Savonlinna Opera Festival also continues. The new partnership agreement signed in April follows on from the marketing cooperation launched in 2014. The core of the partnership model consists of the development of Finnish knowhow, skills and creativity along with modern intersections between culture and business. Both partners are pleased with the results achieved in their collaboration.
”Gasum was selected as our partner as it is a state-of-the-art company in its sector as regards promoting a cleaner environment. We’re very happy about our cooperation. Gasum’s support has enabled us to provide Finnish opera audiences with high-class experiences enjoying performances by Finland’s most promising young soloists. Together with our partners, we’ve been able to offer these young people work experience and new contacts on an internationally important stage,” says General Director of the Opera Festival Jan Strandholm.
Gasum also finds partnership in the cultural sector as something particularly logical as these organizations representing seemingly very different sectors share the same objectives.
”The Opera Festival takes place in the middle of the clean natural environment of Lake Saimaa, which is unique even by international comparison. We share the same green values and both seek to promote a cleaner tomorrow. In addition, we’re both striving for international growth. We at Gasum are proud of being able to promote the development and internationalization of young Finnish talents and help boost awareness of Finnish actors abroad, too,” says Väisänen, pleased with the partnership.
Demand for cleaner fuel solutions is growing significantly in heavy-duty road transport, and responding to this demand will be even more strongly at the core of the energy company Gasum’s business in the future. Gasum is investing in the construction of around 50 gas filling stations for heavy-duty vehicles in Finland, Sweden and Norway by the beginning of the 2020s. The investment will multiply the size of the Nordic heavy-duty vehicle gas filling station network, enabling considerable emission cuts.
In the Nordic countries, heavy-duty road transport plays a key role in the logistics system while at the same time generating a significant proportion of road transport emissions. For the emission reduction targets set at the national and international levels to be reached, concrete solutions are needed to reduce heavy-duty road transport emissions considerably from the current levels. Among the low-emission fuels, the most competitive alternative for this purpose is liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Gasum’s strategy is based on achieving Nordic gas market growth. Use of gas as a heavy-duty road vehicle fuel is a strategic focus for Gasum. In the next few years, Gasum’s gas filling station network serving heavy-duty road transport will become several times larger than today. The coming investments will increase the number of these stations to around 50 in Finland, Sweden and Norway by the beginning of the 2020s. The new filling stations will be located at key transport nodes as regards road haulage, and they will enable significant increases in the use of liquefied natural gas and biogas in heavy-duty transport.
The switch of heavy-duty vehicles to liquefied natural gas or liquefied biogas (LBG) will result in significant cuts in carbon dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, particulate and noise emissions from transport.
”We’re on our way towards a carbon-neutral society and it’s now time to accelerate the pace. Gas plays an indisputably important role in this transition,” Gasum CEO Johanna Lamminen sums up. ”In recent years, we’ve been making purposeful efforts to build the Nordic LNG and biogas infrastructure to improve access to gas. In early 2018, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency granted Gasum an investment subsidy for the expansion of our filling station network as part of the Climate Leap ('Klimatklivet') program. This is key proof of the enormous potential of the gas market and enables the establishment of the role of gas as a low-emission fuel for heavy-duty road transport.”
The demand for cleaner transport solutions is increasing rapidly as solutions are sought to combat climate change. Delivery and heavy-duty road vehicles are currently responsible for more than a quarter of road transport emissions in the EU. Together with new gas vehicle models, the expanding gas filling station network creates good conditions for road fuel gas market growth and emission cuts.
For more information please contact:
Johanna Lamminen, Chief Executive Officer, Gasum Ltd, Phone: +358 20 44 78 661 (Henna Walker, Executive Assistant)
Olga Väisänen, Vice President, Communications, Gasum Ltd, Phone: + 358 40 554 0578, firstname.surname(a)gasum.com
The leading gas sector player in the Nordic countries, Gasum is acquiring the energy market services business of the energy industry expert company Enegia. Enegia Consulting Oy, Enegia Portfolio Services Oy and IntStream Oy will become part of Gasum. The transaction was closed by Gasum Ltd and Enegia Group Oy on August 31, 2018.
The acquisition will strengthen Gasum’s Nordic strategy by enabling service expansion in the energy wholesale market and creating a platform for expanded product offering to its customers. In the transaction, Gasum acquired the Enegia energy market services business, around 35 energy-sector professionals and an extensive customer base. Following the transaction, Gasum intends to expand service provision to the natural gas market and throughout the company’s operating area in the Nordic countries and will continue to offer its customers a diverse range of services.
”The acquisition of the energy market services of the energy industry expert company Enegia is strategically important to our company. It’s great to start the integration of our companies and lead the way in the energy sector. The acquisition strengthens our strategy by enabling us to offer more comprehensive services to our current customers. The acquisition also provides us with a platform for the development of our product selection in the future by expanding our services geographically as well as by launching new services in the gas market,” says Gasum CEO Johanna Lamminen.
For further information please contact:
Johanna Lamminen, Chief Executive Officer, Gasum Ltd
Phone: +358 20 44 78 661 (Henna Walker, Executive Assistant), firstname.surname(a)gasum.fi
Jouni Haikarainen, Senior Vice President, Natural Gas, Gasum Ltd
Phone: +358 40 709 5690, firstname.surname(a)gasum.fi