VTT's Corporate responsibility report 2017 consists of reports in PDF format and complementary online content.
Examples of research results 2017
VTT’s innovation activities include the promotion of responsible water use
The Aalto University, Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of the Environment, VTT and WWF have drawn up a water responsibility commitment as part of Society’s Commitment to Sustainable Development as drawn up by the Government. VTT undertakes to promote the responsible use of water in its operations by developing innovative solutions that support industrial competitiveness and social welfare and promote the efficient and environmentally friendly use of water.
Read more about the promotion of responsible water use >>
The climate change plan points the way to a sustainable, low-carbon society
The impact evaluation of the medium-term climate change policy plan (KAISU) required by the Climate Change Act reviewed the impact of the climate change policy on Finland’s greenhouse gas emissions, energy system, economy, environment and health. KAISU clarifies and complements the actions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the non-ETS or effort sharing sector, specified in the Energy and Climate Strategy published in 2016.
Read more from the ministry of the environment's report 'Government Report on Medium-term Climate Change Policy Plan for 2030' >>
Significant project underway to utilise Finnish discarded textiles
The industrial utilisation of discarded textiles requires that an extensive sorting and collection network is established for the different fibres – from cotton to polyester and viscose. Companies that wish to become involved in developing a business from circular economy must also be found. In the Telaketju project developing circular economy for textiles, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland coordinates a project component that received EUR 2.3 million of funding from Tekes.
Read more about the project for utilising dirscarded textiles >>
A new method for producing plant-based drinking bottles from FDCA
VTT has developed an environmentally sound and economical method for producing furan dicarboxylic acid (FDCA)
from plant sugars for the production of drinking bottles, paints and industrial resins, for example. This technology enables production of plant-based products.
Read more about the method for producing plant-based drinking bottles >>
ITERAMS project reinventing the role of water and waste in mining
The ITERAMS project ”Integrated Mineral Technologies for More Sustainable Raw Material Supply” funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 programme is reinventing water and waste in mining. The new methods developed in the project will offer the EU the potential to be in the forefront with regard to minimal waste, minimal energy and minimal water consumption in the mining sector.
Read more about how the ITERAMS project will reinvent the fore of water and waste in mining >>
A total of 33 companies joining forces with VTT to develop new generation sustainable forest products
Together with a large industrial consortium, VTT has launched a EUR 4.5 million project to speed up the development of fibre-based products as alternatives to oil-based materials like plastics. The project, funded partly by the European Regional Development Fund ERD, has brought together 33 companies, ranging from small to large, global companies.
Read more about the development of fibre-based products as alternatives to oil-based materials like plastics >>
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