Aktia is working to contribute to a more sustainable society through innovative products and services. We work towards reducing our environmental and climate footprint in connection with business travel and endeavour to reduce our environmental impact through increased resource and energy efficiency.
Our direct environmental impact comes from the consumption of energy, materials, equipment, travel and transport. The development of digital solutions in recent years has contributed to a reduced environmental load. One concrete measure is to reduce environmental stress including that caused by business travel. Aktia encourages the use of public transport instead of private cars for work-related travel and recommends telephone and video conferences to avoid unnecessary travel. Aktia endeavours to improve the routines for managing environmental issues and encourages the use of environmentally friendly solutions in day-to-day activities.
Aktia works to continuously raise awareness of environmental and sustainability issues within the company. We endeavour to reduce paper consumption by sending electronic mail instead of conventional letters. Customers and other stakeholders can receive account statements, customer brochures, insurance forms and financial reports by e-mail or through the internet bank. Moreover, Aktia has created a tool for electronic signatures, which enables the customers to sign agreements via the online bank. Aktia is continuously working to create the conditions for the management banking tasks via the digital channels.
Environmental factors and sustainability issues are taken into account both in Aktia's lending and investment operations.
Our suppliers are mainly domestic service providers with some European exceptions. Because Aktia has relatively few service providers, and most of these are domestic, the company has no formal process for auditing them. We are convinced that suppliers with high quality service delivery also take account of social, ethical and environmental factors in their business activities. The need for a formal audit process for suppliers is evaluated regularly