The environment


​HSY Waste Management pays attention in all its operations to the management and reduction of environmental impacts. The operations are guided by the environmental permits, laws and regulations. Apart from the legislative obligation, we strive to improve the state of the environmental protection also with voluntary measures.

The vision of the HSY strategy 2020 is as follows: Responsible, effective and developing water services, waste management services and regional and environmental information services, as well, for the well-being of the growing population and the environment.

The HSY Waste Management has had an ISO 14001 environmental management system since 1997. Constant improvement in environmental issues is monitored through internal and external auditing and reporting, and by recognizing, evaluating and checking the environmental aspects on a regular basis.

Environmental monitoring of the Waste Treatment Centre at Ämmässuo

The operations of the waste treatment centre have an impact on its environment. Impacts are caused, among others, by waste treatment, traffic, construction activities and landfill processes. Environmental impacts caused by the Ämmässuo Waste Treatment Centre are monitored according to the environmental permit regulations and other authority decisions. Additionally, the centre practices its own monitoring by which the waste treatment operation is steered and the operational quality controlled.

The spread of dust, odour and noise, and the quality of surface and groundwater, among others, are monitored in the waste treatment centre and its nearby areas. The monitoring results are gathered in the environmental reports which are published twice a year.

The measurement results concerning the air quality and weather station are updated in these pages with an automatic update almost in real time. The operations are guided by the environmental permits, laws and regulations. Apart from the legislative obligation, we strive to improve the state of the environmental protection also with voluntary measures.