Environment

Operating environment


Climate change is a more actual topic than ever. The 
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report 
demands limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees. There is a lot 
the built environment sector can do to mitigate climate change.

The industry, commercial and residential sectors together 
constitute about 30% of global GHG (greenhouse gas) 
emissions. Construction of new buildings in the European 
Union area is moving towards nearly zero energy buildings. In 
projects, our design & build expertise is valuable and we can 
act as a partner for procurement, design, construction works 
and engineering of building technology systems, ensuring 
energy efficiency at every stage.

The global economy and markets will change due to climate 
issues. Caverion wants to be a flexible partner that is on the 
front line providing future services and added value to our 
customers and society. Climate change is a challenge but also 
a possibility for Caverion to really make a difference as the 
society needs to move towards longer life cycles and circular 
economy.


Caverion and environment


In 2018, Caverion Group revised the materiality analysis for key 
environmental themes.

The energy savings Caverion achieved for its customers have 
the most significant environmental impact. Of Caverion’s own
operations, the fuel consumption of car fleet has the most
significant environmental footprint. The energy consumption
of Caverion’s own facilities also has a major impact. Waste 
management and efficient material use are important in
Caverion’s day-to-day operations, as circular economy is an 
increasing global megatrend.

Environmentally compliant supply chain and partners are 
essential for Caverion. 



Caverion environmental materiality matrix

Environmental risks

Caverion’s business does not involve significant environmental 
risks. Caverion’s own operations are not extensively 
energy intensive. Waste generated and chemicals used in 
Caverion’s operations are recycled and disposed according 
to regulatory requirements. For most part, the environmental 
impact of Caverion’s operations relates to localised noise or 
dust. Caverion continuously follows legislation changes on 
environment in the EU area and in the other operating countries.