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For us at Finnair, corporate responsibility is a part of what we do every day and to achieve this, we work continuously with many different groups. Below you’ll find examples of what we’ve done lately throughout our company.

responsible flying

We aim to be a benchmark within the aviation industry in environmental responsibility.

Responsibility is the cornerstone of our business operations. We at Finnair want to produce flight services that combine profitability, cost-competitiveness and both environmental and social needs.

Our most significant environmental act is to fly a modern fleet. By replacing our A340 aircraft with the next-generation A350 XWB aircraft we will be able to significantly mitigate our CO2 and noise emissions.

Complying with the current environmental legislation is a good start, but we want to aim even higher and exceed the statutory requirements. Our aim is to be a forerunner among the airlines in evaluating, reporting and reducing environmental impacts.

Our vision is to be one of the leading airlines in the field of environmental responsibility. Aligned with IATA’s principles, we are committed to carbon neutral growth in our flight operations from 2020 onwards, and to cut our CO2 emissions by 50% by the year 2050.

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Upcoming goals

Our ambition for environmental sustainability requires achievable goals. Step by step we strive to make concrete changes in our ways of working and reach the targets within the set schedule.

Anti-icing fluid
usage reduced

40% By 2016
Energy usage in
corporate facilities cut

10% By 2016
CO2 emissions cut
By 2016, and

By 2050
10% less

per passenger by 2016
40% less
By 2017

Improvements in fuel efficiency

The most significant factor affecting an aircraft’s fuel consumption is its weight. The use of new technology and high-quality lightweight materials has enabled us to reduce the empty weight. By optimizing our operational functions we have also been able cut our fuel consumption by several kilograms a year.

2% increase in fuel efficiency =
15 million kg
less fuel consumed =
50 million kg
less CO2 produced
Engine emissions form
of an airline's
environmental impact

One of the youngest fleets in Europe

Engine emissions form the single most notable factor in an airline’s environmental impacts. Therefore modernizing our fleet is our most significant environmental act. In October 2015 we’ll receive our first four new-technology A350 XWB aircraft as the first operator in Europe and by the year 2023 we’ll have 19 new aircraft altogether.

Average age of Finnair's fleet
10,4 years
The new A350 aircraft consume
20% less fuel
than their predecessors

Being a responsible employer

We want to ensure the equality, wellbeing and safety of our personnel.

Our goal at Finnair is to foster a good relationship of confidence and mutual trust with our staff. To us, a big part of that comes from equality. That is why we want to offer all our employees equal opportunities to further their careers, regardless of gender, age or nationality. We also implement the equal pay principle based on the Finnish Equality Act.

As an employer, our responsibility is to ensure our employees can successfully do their work. It all starts with understanding the goals: every Finnair employee needs to understand what is his or her role in our strategy implementation. In a changing environment, leadership and culture development, competence development and employee wellbeing are also important.

To measure the employee wellbeing, we conduct two annual 4D surveys, the results of which are used to develop our ways of working both as a whole company and on a team level. We also participate in campaigns promoting equal opportunities at the workplace and place a strong focus on occupational safety and continuous training.

We at Finnair do not condone any disturbances or harassment in the work community. Reporting infractions is every employee’s right, and we as a company are determined to take steps to intervene in all cases brought to our knowledge.

Down the line, our service is delivered by our people. By taking care of our personnel, we take care of our company.

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Our service is delivered by our people

Our people are always there for our customers, making sure our guests arrive at their destination feeling relaxed and comfortable.

Our values
Commitment to care

Devoted and loyal employees

On average our employees have been with us for 17 years. Over 40% of our staff has been with us for more than 20 years, and 10% have worked for us for over 30 years.

Average age of Finnair’s personnel
45 years in 2014
57% 43%
of our employees in 2014
16 hours
of training

per employee in 2010