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In climate matters, Gasmet is a part of the solution

Apr 13 2021

Gasmet has succeeded in building a highly participatory corporate culture where employees enthusiastically contribute to creating environmentally-friendly approaches to work and day-to-day life.

Through its area of expertise and specialisation, Gasmet inherently helps to solve vast global environmental challenges.

“We are proud to be a part of the solution. The quality of our products is extremely high, and they can be used to measure greenhouse gas emissions extremely accurately. Our products help many researchers and universities all over the world to obtain valuable information about greenhouse gases and climate change,” says Ulla Kosonen, quality manager and sustainability ambassador at Gasmet Technologies Oy.

Sustainability is a natural part of the day-to-day activities of the company and its employees. This is partly due to Kosonen’s participatory approach that encourages dialogue and helps to put ideas rapidly into practice.

Extensive strategic planning lays the foundation

The approach is based on strategic planning. The activities are continuous, and many changes have already been implemented. All new employees receive training on quality and environmental matters, and sustainable development is one of the included themes.

In addition to respect for nature, sustainability at Gasmet also includes social responsibility in the corporate culture and safety at work. It is supported by the Environment, Social and Governance project, launched in 2016. During the project, the company applied for and received an environmental certificate, and Gasmet’s Sustainability Strategy was devised. Today, these strategic principles and operational models are firmly ingrained in the company’s practices.

Continuous development of more environmentally friendly activities

Ulla Kosonen’s approach, based on listening and encouraging dialogue and employee participation, is also supported by Gasmet’s 1.5 Initiative in which we all commit to limiting global warming to 1.5°C. The initiative engages staff members in a new environmental theme every month, both home and at work.

Participatory corporate culture motivates everybody to commit to mutual environmental and safety objectives

The value from a participatory employee culture is that all employees commit to both the mutual objectives and the entire company. This is partly made possible by having a person whose duties include both listening to the employees and putting their ideas into practice.

The monthly Safety and Environmental Walks provide another way to promote participation. “The Walks provide an opportunity to chat with my co-workers. During these conversations, I often get concrete requests, such as the possibility to recycle certain types of waste. We have now been working remotely for a long time, and still I get new development ideas from our employees by email” says Kosonen.

A tree is planted for each deal

One of the latest ideas was implemented in early 2021. Now Gasmet has started planting trees for each analyser it sells. The trees are selectively planted in different parts of the world.

"This is a new and really great initiative. We will continue to plant trees in the future as well."

Read the full article on Gasmet’s website.


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