Concrete actions

Responsible operations require concrete actions

Through our own choices and actions, we want to curb climate change and conduct responsible business every day.

YIT’s emission cuts are based on ambitious objectives

The objectives we have set for ourselves are always at the centre of everything we do, both in the short and long term. Each year, we set objectives and define indicators for each key sustainable development theme, and then produce reports on their realisation. Read more about our annual progress reports on these objectives.

Through our own choices and actions, we want to curb climate change and conduct responsible business every day. We are committed to the Science Based Targets (SBTi) initiative to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees under the Paris Agreement. Our long-term objective is carbon-neutral construction throughout the value chain. Our own operations will be carbon neutral by 2030, and we have also reduced emissions in our value chain by over 30% from the baseline year 2019.

Read more about our environmental actions on our premises below.

Our concrete actions

This is how we have put our objectives into action in the construction of our self-developed premises:

Emission calculation

Carbon footprint calculations are carried out for all self-developed business premises projects, which are in turn used in choosing materials that place less burden on the environment.



Renewable electricity at construction sites

We use the most environmentally friendly electricity on the market (EKOenergy).



Recycling at construction sites

At least 80% of all construction site waste is sorted and recycled.



Water fixtures

All premises are equipped with fixtures that use less water and follow the LEED standard and EU Taxonomy.


Sorting systems

Shared spaces and other common facilities are equipped with modern sorting systems.

Low-carbon hollow-core slabs

Low-carbon hollow-core slabs are used in construction whenever it is technically feasible.


Low-carbon concrete

Low-carbon GWP.85-class concrete is used in construction whenever it is technically feasible.


Recycled steel

Steel structures are constructed using recycled steel whenever it is technically feasible.



Construction sites use biofuel whenever possible.


Environmental certification

LEED certification or a similar environmental certificate is applied for all business premises projects.


Additionally, sustainable options are always preferred on business premises projects. These include geothermal and solar heat, carbon-neutral heating and WELL certification.

You can read about the sustainability principles of each project on their corresponding web page*. See for instance the Maistraatinportti for reference.

*Carbon footprint calculations might still be incomplete for some projects. We will update these project pages once the calculations have been completed.