Kojamo became a national WWF Green Office certificate holder: the final Lumo home centres that are connected to the environmental system received the Green Office certificate in December 2019.
Previously, Kojamo had five Green Office premises: the head office in Helsinki and the Lumo home centres in Hämeenlinna, Lahti, Oulu and Tampere. The remaining home centres received their certificates following inspections in December, and the offices in Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Lappeenranta and Turku are now joining the network of green premises.
Almost 20 years of building more eco-friendly working environments
Kojamo has been one of the developers of the Green Office concept in Finland and the company’s head office in Helsinki has been a Green Office since the programme was launched in 2002. The company has set its sights on Green Office status as a company from the beginning.
“Kojamo is one of the oldest Green Office companies in our network. We’re delighted to see that all Kojamo premises are now certified and committed to reducing both emissions and consumption. With the help of Green Office, Kojamo has expanded its work in the area of environmental responsibility and is involved in tackling the world’s environmental crises,” says WWF Director, Corporate Relations Kati Malmelin.
The Green Office environmental programme plays a significant role in Kojamo’s environmental leadership.
“Our goal is to be a pioneer in sustainable development and corporate responsibility. For us to reach that goal, it’s important to have the whole workforce on board as we take the environment into consideration in our everyday work. Green Office has proven to be a fantastic tool in boosting our staff’s environmental awareness,” says Jirka Tuominen, who manages the Kojamo environmental system.
Effects of the Green Office environmental programme
Green Office is an environmental programme developed by WWF Finland and aimed at offices. Its goal is to help workplaces reduce their burden on the environment and increase their employees’ environmental awareness. The Green office programme was founded in 2002 and its participants include specialist firms from a range of sectors, educational institutes, the public sector, authorities and other actors, such as organizations.
“Workplaces have a lot of opportunities to have an impact on the environment by developing their premises and the ways in which their employees act. For example, saving energy every day, making the right mobility and food choices, cooperating on energy efficiency with building managers and using more renewable energy are practical ways to reduce offices’ carbon footprint and tackle climate change. A large proportion of the Finnish workforce works in offices, and we can all make an impact on environmental issues in our everyday work. There’s power in a network!” says WWF Green Office Partnership Manager Mikko Kuiri.
Jirka Tuominen, Facility Manager, Kojamo plc, tel. +358 20 508 3729, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mikko Kuiri, Green Office Partnership Manager, WWF Finland, tel. +358 40 559 1751, email@example.com
Kojamo is Finland’s largest private residential real estate company and a frontrunner in the housing business. Our mission is to create better urban housing. The Lumo brand provides environmental-friendly housing and services in Finland’s biggest growth centres. We actively develop the value of our investment properties by developing new properties and our existing property portfolio. We want to be the property market frontrunner and the number one choice for our customers. Kojamo’s shares are listed on the official list of Nasdaq Helsinki. For more information, please visit kojamo.fi/en/