We are on our way to a more environmentally responsible way of operating. We are implementing the EcoCompass (Ekokompassi) environmental management system and certificate.
In the first phase of our environmental pledge, we are committed to:
- developing our operations to be more ecologically sustainable in terms of museum services and the working methods of the personnel.
- making ecological thinking a part of the museum’s everyday life. Effective actions can be seen in the museum’s acquisitions, exhibitions, public programme and communication. We encourage both our personnel and our stakeholders to operate in an ecologically sustainable manner.
- focusing on developing our practices relating to energy saving, waste, acquisitions and influencing.
Our goal is to create an operating culture that permeates the entire museum’s operations, which motivates the staff to make ecologically sustainable choices and helps us set concrete goals. On a practical level, attention is paid to everyday choices, such as energy saving, waste recycling, reuse of packaging and other materials, the quantity and quality of printed products, the environmental friendliness of our subcontractors, and the responsibility of museum shop products and manufacturers. Influencing is done especially through the means specific to the museum’s own sector: through the contents of art and our exhibitions, responsible consumption, our public programme and communication.
EcoCompass is a practical environmental management system for identifying, reducing and monitoring the environmental effects of an organisation. With expert assistance, organisations create their own environmental programs, which include concrete goals and measures to reduce their environmental impact and increase the green handprint of their operating environment.
EcoCompass is based on the international ISO 14001 standard, and is owned by Finland’s oldest and most influential environmental organisation, The Finnish Association for Nature Conservation.