This is the third consecutive Sustainability Report for MAKINEN highlighting the company’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives, achieved milestones, and ongoing development work. The reporting period is the company’s fiscal year, July 2021 – June 2022, and the report follows the GRI Reporting standards for sustainability reporting
Kirsi Orava, VP, Sustainability, what would you like to tell us about the latest report?
“During the reporting period, MAKINEN’s sustainability program has taken a giant leap forward, and we have achieved many of our ESG goals. The HSE development has made significant progress: Employees are our most valuable asset, and people’s well-being is our top priority. Sustainability work can be seen everywhere within our company, and employee engagement is high. This year, we also did the carbon footprint calculation according to GHG for the first time in the company’s history. Also, in the fall of 2021, MAKINEN Finland was the first organization in Finland to receive a DNV-certified Sustainability Management System certificate, CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Performance Ladder Standard 3rd Level certificate. This is the first accredited sustainability certificate awarded to a company in the global shipbuilding industry.
With this report, we want to tell stakeholders/customers, suppliers, and subcontractors where we are on the path of Sustainability development and what our goals are in the coming years.”
What sustainability trends have you noted in the previous years?
“In the cruise ship industry, the focus has mainly been on reducing carbon dioxide emissions and sourcing more sustainable fuels. It is delightful that an evident change has taken place in the last couple of years, and environmental responsibility has also emerged in the maritime interiors sector. As a turnkey supplier of interior refurbishment projects, MAKINEN has an important role in this, and we continue supporting our clients and designers in selecting sustainable materials and solutions.”
What are MAKINEN’s key goals for the next reporting period and upcoming years?
“Small and medium-sized enterprises, like us, have limited resources for developing sustainability. Therefore, prioritization and keeping a clear focus are essential. MAKINEN’s key targets in the coming years are: further enhancing our offering of sustainable materials and solutions, reducing the carbon footprint in GHG Standard Scope 3, increasing employee well-being, and developing a sustainable supply chain. By involving and encouraging our supply chain to act, we can have a bigger impact in creating a more sustainable future.”
The Sustainability report is available for download here.
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