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Development of sustainability at the NLS

Maanmittauslaitoksen työntekijä kävelee maastossa ja katsoo maisemaa.

We don’t develop our sustainability only because we have to, we do it because we want to. 

At the NLS, the director of communications and social responsibility is responsible for the development of sustainability and the preparation of the sustainability programme. Planning and development activities are carried out in the sustainability network, which crosses the organisation’s unit boundaries. The entire personnel of the NLS are encouraged to take part in the development of the sustainability programme. Decisions affecting sustainability at the NLS are presented to and approved by the strategy team, led by the Director General of the National Land Survey of Finland.

Sustainability programme

The first NLS sustainability programme was completed at the end of 2021. The development of the ‘Responsibility for the Earth’ programme has involved representatives of stakeholders and many NLS employees from different parts of the organisation.

Our sustainability goals give us a framework for the development of sustainability. They guide decision making and our daily activities in a more sustainable direction and inspire us to identify and develop new acts of sustainability.

In 2022, the NLS undertakes to advance 16 identified acts of sustainability to make our goals concrete. By 2027, the NLS promises to advance a total of 50 acts of sustainability.

The NLS acts of sustainability cover the recognition of existing measures as acts of sustainability and also new measures introduced through the programme. Both are important: to make visible and better understand what we are already doing for sustainability and to make concrete promises of where we want to improve.

Read the ‘Responsibility for the Earth’ sustainability programme (PDF), updated on 02/01/2023.

Sustainability reporting since 2014

Sustainability report 2021 (pdf)
Sustainability report 2020 (pdf)
Sustainability report 2019
Sustainability report 2018 
Sustainability report 2017 
Sustainability report 2016 
Sustainability report 2015 
Sustainability report 2014 (pdf)