Espoo, Finland

Organisation: Visit Espoo 

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Performance Overview (2019)

Total

62 %

Performance Highlights

Does [DMO] have a Sustainability
Strategy?

Does [CITY] have a sustainable destination certificate?

Does [DMO] report on its sustainability performance?

Espoo has been a member of ICCA Scandinavian Chapter Sustainability Index since the early days of the project and over the years the attitude change within the events industry in the city has been a big one. Today, 70 % of all the hotels in Espoo are eco-certified and furthermore 63 % of all the conference venues are holding a certification. A few years back, the number was significantly lower. The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia is the highlight of all the venues when it comes to sustainability, the building made entirely of CLT wood elements is 75 % energy self-sufficient when it comes to heating and 100 % self-sufficient when talking about cooling. It's not just an events centre, it is also a museum and in 2015, Haltia received the special commendation for sustainability in the European Museum of the Year Award 2015 competition.

82%


OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED HOTELS

100%


OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED VENUES

0%


OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED PCOS/DMCS

Espoo is part of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and part of a country listed in the top performers in country rankings like/ The most stable country in the world/ Safest country/ Least corrupted country/ Best country for women/ PISA Ranking.

SDG IMPLEMENTATION SCORE

83%

SCORE ON SOCIAL PROGRESS INDEX

90%

SCORE ON CORRUPTION PERCEPTION INDEX

85%

Espoo is part of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and is committed together with other metropolitan cities to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions per capita by almost 40 % by year 2030. A major step towards more sustainable future is the opening of West Metro in 2016. According to a recent study prepared for the Dutch presidency of the EU, Espoo is the most sustainable city in Europe. The study showed that measured by the economic, sociocultural and ecological sustainability scores, growth city of Espoo has managed to maintain its sustainable development. Knowledge, safety and nature were highlighted as Espoo's particular strengths. Espoo was classified as a green city with 18 000 hectares of green areas. Sustainability isn't just a city thing, Espoo based companies are in the forefront of sustainability: off all energy produced by local energy company Fortum almost 78 % is renewable energy. Furthermore Espoo based company Outotec was listed as the world's 3rd most sustainable company on the global 100 list.

28%


OF ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLES

48%


OF WASTE
RECYCLED

7,642 ha

HECTARES OF GREEN AREA PER 100 000 POPULATION

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