HUS environmental policy is coordinated by the HUS Environment Center. At HUS Logistics, we implement the HUS corporate environmental responsibility goals through our sustainability team. Our corporate environmental responsibility efforts are governed by the HUS environmental policy, the HUS environmental program and the HUS procurement strategy.

Reducing energy consumption and emissions

The HUS Logistics Centre building has an energy efficiency classification of ‘A’, with an imputed total energy consumption of about 74 kWh per sq.m per annum. The building has geothermal heating. Electricity purchased from Vantaan Energia for lighting and equipment totaled 485 MWh in 2019, 7% less than in 2018 even though both our operating volume and our personnel increased. In 2019, electricity consumption was curbed for instance by optimizing the cooling regime. We also installed solar panels on the roof of the Logistics Centre. The solar panels generate about 50 MWh of electricity per year, which is used for instance for running the geothermal heating and cooling system and for lighting.

Reducing waste

In 2019, HUS Logistics generated about 57.6 tons of waste in all, mixed waste accounting for about 30% of the total. By comparison, the percentage of mixed waste was more than 50% in 2018. The volume of mixed waste was reduced not only in relative terms but in absolute terms as well, regardless of the fact that the total volume of waste increased. Plastics waste collection was introduced at the Logistics Centre warehouse and in personnel break rooms in 2019. Collection of paper, board and biowaste was also boosted during the year under review, which further significantly reduced the percentage of mixed waste.

Waste statistics 2016–2019 All figures are in tons
2019 2018 2017 2016
Mixed waste 17.9 21.9 21.3 18.9
Plastic 4.2
Cardboard 17.7 14.08 13.2 14.9
Paper 4.7 4.1 6 6.5
Confidential waste 0.6 0.07 0.07
Biowaste 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.5
Waste oil 7.3
Solid oil waste 0.2
Well and sewer waste 1.5
Chemicals 0.7
Other 0.32 0.9 1.23
Total 57.6 43 44 44.1