HSY’s vision is to together make the Helsinki metropolitan area the most sustainable urban area in the world. This goal will be achieved by operating as a pioneer in environmental responsibility and resource efficiency, as well as through high operational reliability, smooth services, and stable finances. Our strategy extends to 2025.
Our strategic objectives
We are a pioneer in environmental responsibility and resource efficiency. We aim for carbon neutrality by 2030. We will reduce our energy consumption and increase our renewable energy production, as well as increase the recycling and recovery rate of waste, materials, and nutrients.
We invest in smooth services. Our electronic services are available around the clock every day of the week, and we will shorten our response and processing times.
High operational reliability is achieved by guaranteeing reliable and timely waste management and water supply services and by producing regional environmental information. We secure uninterrupted water supply services for more than one million residents and are increasingly prepared for serious disturbances.
We keep our finances stable. Our procurement and services are cost-effective and promote sustainable development. We take care of the reliability of water supply.
Enabling factors for achieving the objectives
We are a promoter of a good working life. We promote good management and leadership as well as employee job satisfaction by developing our work and interaction culture. We invest in the development and renewal of expertise.
We are Finland’s largest public operator in the environmental sector and actively make an impact through information. We encourage residents towards sustainable urban life through communication and advice. We cooperate actively with municipalities, universities and scientific communities, as well as in international networks.
We are an active user of new technology. We utilise digitalisation and new technology to improve our services and promote knowledge-based management. We produce open data and actively promote its utilisation.
We build cooperation by carrying out active research and development work with the cities, companies, research institutes and residents in the region. We promote the circular economy and stormwater management, as well as climate and air quality work with our owner municipalities and partners. We are also developing platform-based cooperation. Examples include the Ekomo eco-industrial centre and air quality monitoring sites.