The day-to-day work of Etteplan’s environmental management is based on the standards specified in the ISO 14001 environmental system. The goals of our environmental policy include minimizing the environmental impacts of our own operations, training our personnel to recognize the environmental impacts of their work, and helping our partners observe responsibility in environ-mental matters.
We developed our energy efficiency
In 2016, Etteplan prepared to fulfil the requirements of the updated ISO 14001 standard. An ex-ternal audit in accordance with the updated standard will be carried out in Finland and Sweden in spring 2017. The company’s energy review conducted in 2015 surveyed the electricity, heat-ing and water consumption of Etteplan’s properties and the fuel consumption of company cars in Finland.
In conjunction with these assessments, we also evaluated the energy consumption of our Jyväskylä office. Under the Energy Efficiency Act, Etteplan is required to review the energy con-sumption of its operating locations over the next four-year period. The next site review will be conducted in Vantaa during 2017. Based on the reviews, suitable energy conservation measures will be determined for each site.
Moderate direct environmental impacts
Etteplan’s direct environmental impacts are moderate. Engineering affects the whole life cycle of a product In 2016, we also produced new environmental training materials and held several en-vironmentally themed training events at our offices in Finland and Sweden.
In addition to the electricity consumption of our offices, our environmental impacts arise primarily from travel, which we have been able to significantly reduce thanks to electronic meeting tech-nology. We monitor the CO2 emissions of air travel based on information supplied by an external service provider. Environmental responsibility is emphasized in our work with customers Etteplan’s business has a strong foundation in the principles of sustainable development.
Designing eco-efficient solutions
Each year, we design hundreds of solutions for the world’s leading machinery and equipment suppliers. They help our customers create solutions that are eco-efficient with respect to their manufacturability, usability and recyclability. We develop environmentally friendly technologies and cleantech products, and contribute to the energy efficiency of our customers’ equipment, machinery and production facilities.
Product design takes into consideration the product’s full lifecycle environmental footprint: from raw materials to production, product use and disposal orrecycling. For instance Etteplan’s technical documentation solutions are environmentally friendly and reduce the need for printed materials, as manuals and instructions can be distributed to maintenance and service personnel digitally.
Etteplan's growth strategy
Cornerstones of our strategyThe four cornerstones of Etteplan’s strategy are customer focus, service solutions, one Etteplan and engineering methods. Read more
Competitive advantageOur business model is based on Managed Services. Managed Services are packaged and productized solutions where the customer buys the results rather than temporary staff or working hours. Read more
Vision and valuesRead more
Strategic and financial targetsEtteplan updated its strateegic and financial targets in December 2016. The targets for growth and profitability remained unchanged. Read more
AcquisitionsIn acquisitions, which play a key role in our strategy, our focus is on increasing our competence capital and geographical expansion. Read more
Board of Directors & Management
Digitalization changes our operating environment and the entire engineering industry. Improving competitiveness often means the renewal of our customers’ existing operating models. Our service offering and the know-how of our personnel support the renewal of the customer’s business.
Etteplan has set the standard in engineering design for 30 years. The company has been a pioneer in the development of engineering design and methods as well as new business models.
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At Etteplan, corporate responsibility is at the core of our day-to-day business as we design hundreds of sustainable solutions for the world’s leading machinery and equipment manufacturers every year. Our highly skilled personnel play a crucial role in fulfilling our customer promise.