Corporate responsibility GRI disclosures

GENERAL DISCLOSURES
Standard GRI content Location Additional information Global Compact
Organisaational profile
GRI 102-1 Name of the reporting organisation    Fingrid
GRI 102-2 Activities, brands, products and services Fingrid in brief  
GRI 102-3 Location of the organisation’s headquarters   Fingrid’s headquarters are located in Helsinki.  
GRI 102-4 Number of countries where the organisation operates, and names of countries where it has significant operations and/or that are relevant to the topics covered in the report Fingrid in brief    
GRI 102-5 Ownership and legal form of the organisation Fingrid in brief    
GRI 102-6 Markets served Fingrid in brief    
GRI 102-7 Scale of the organisation Fingrid in brief    
GRI 102-8 Number of employees by employment type and employment contract, by region and by gender     6

 

TOTAL NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES 2019 Men Women 2018 Men Women 2017 Men Women
Permanent 338 261 77 327 251 76 308 237 71
  89 % 77 % 23 % 86 % 77 % 23 % 87 % 77 % 23 %
Temporary 42 28 14 53 40 13 47 34 13
  11 % 67 % 33 % 14 % 75 % 25 % 13 % 72 % 28 %
Full-time 359 277 82 349 268 81 328 249 79
  94 % 77 % 23 % 92 % 77 % 23 % 92 % 76 % 24 %
Part-time 21 12 9 31 23 8 27 22 5
  6 % 57 % 43 % 8 % 74 % 26 % 8 % 81 % 19 %
Total 380 289 91 380 291 89 355 271 84
Average 384     376     352    
PERSONNEL BY LOCATION
  2019 2018 2017
Helsinki 322 325 303
Hämeenlinna 16 16 16
Oulunsalo 13 11 11
Petäjävesi 14 15 14
Rovaniemi 1 2 1
Vaasa 2    
Varkaus 12 11 10
  Number of contractors’ employees by employment type, contract and region   Reporting covers the service providers’ working hours included in Fingrid’s internal monitoring. In 2019, grid building and maintenance operations amounted to roughly 702,000 work hours, equalling 413 man-years. 6
PERSONNEL AND SERVICE PROVIDERS, MAN-YEARS
  2019 2018 2017
Man-years, Fingrid's personnel 336 338 321
Man-years, service providers 413 413 440
Man-years total 749 751 761
         
GRI 102-9 The organisation’s supply chain   Fingrid requires that its service and goods suppliers commit to Fingrid’s Supplier Code of Conduct or with their own similar code. The Code covers issues such as business practices, human rights, labour rights, occupational safety and the environment. The Supplier Code of Conduct is applied to procurements worth at least EUR 30,000 and they are linked to material, equipment, ICT etc. purchase agreements. Fulfilment of the requirements is monitored on a risk basis. The Code of Conduct is a condition for being included in supplier registers used in recurring substation and power line procurements. In addition, contractual partners are subject to separate contract terms related to the use of subcontractors and workforce, and to occupational safety and environmental matters. Building work on the grid is carried out on a project basis, in separate substation and transmission line projects as well as in so-called turn-key contracts. The main contractor, acting in the role of Fingrid’s contractual counterparty, is in charge of the detailed design, the procurement of material and equipment as well as building and installations until commissioning. The main contractor on a specific project may have several subcontractors; the contractual partner must submit the most significant subcontractors for approval by Fingrid. The qualifications of the contractors and service suppliers carrying out grid construction and maintenance are verified primarily by means of various supplier registers and shortlisting procedures. A validation system to ensure the proper qualifications of employees for performing maintenance on power lines and substations is also in place. Fingrid has around 30 direct contractual partners (>€100,000/year), the 15 biggest of which account for roughly 98 per cent of the total financial value of the procurements. There are two companies with regional contracts on transmission line maintenance and four companies with regional substation maintenance contracts. Both the contractors’ and subcontractors’ use mostly Finnish workforce for grid building work. A substantial number of non-Finnish workers, from countries such as the Baltics and Poland, work mainly on transmission lines, but to some extent also at substations. Grid maintenance suppliers and their suppliers use Finnish workforce. Some non-Finnish personnel is used in clearing of right-of-way under the transmission lines and in areas requiring special expertise.
GRI 102-10 Significant changes to the organisation’s size, structure, ownership, or supply chain during the reporting period Report of the Board of Directors No significant changes
  Number of residential, industrial, institutional and commercial customer accounts      
CUSTOMERS CONNECTED TO THE GRID December 2019 December 2018 December 2017
  Customers Connection points Customers Connection points Customers Connection points
Distribution networks 62 409 62 406 62 412
Production 32 60 30 58 34 58
Industry 25 49 25 50 24 48
Institutional customers 1 43 1 43 1 43
Total 120 561 118 557 121 561
  Length of above and underground transmission and distribution lines Fingrid in brief The transmission grid owned by Fingrid encompasses approximately 14,100 kilometres of 400-, 220- and 110-kilovolt transmission lines, plus 115 substations, and 3 HVDC stations.  
  Allocation of CO2e emissions allowances or equivalent, broken down by emissions trading scheme Report of the Board of Directors Fingrid’s reserve power plants are included in the European Union’s emissions trading system. The accuracy of the measuring and reporting systems for fuel consumption is verified by an accredited emissions trading verifier. A total of 5,142 (8,223) units (tCO2) of emission allowances were returned, 100% of which consisted of purchased emission right units. Fingrid has not been granted free-of-charge emission rights for the emissions trade period 2013–2020. Purchased emission rights units amounted to 7,000 in 2019. Emissions trading had minor financial significance for Fingrid.  
GRI 102-11 Application of the precautionary principle Corporate Governance
Environment
The precautionary principle is included in Fingrid’s Code of Conduct and the UN’s Global Compact initiative, which Fingrid has committed to. The environmental impacts of new transmission lines are determined according to an EIA procedure as required under the legislation on the environmental impact assessment procedure or, for projects with minor impacts, by means of an environmental study. Fingrid’s reserve power plants are subject to an environmental permit.  
GRI 102-12 Externally developed principles or other initiatives to which the organisation subscribes or which it endorses Review by the President & CEO
Report of the Board of Directors
Corporate responsibility
Environment
Global Compact initiative
Energy efficiency agreement of Finnish industries 2017–2025
 
GRI 102-13 Memberships in associations and advocacy organisations   ENTSO-E (European Network of Transmission System Operators – Electricity), Finnish Energy Industries, Cigré (International Council on Large Electric Systems), FIBS Corporate Responsibility Network  
Strategy and analysis
GRI 102-14 Toimitusjohtajan katsaus Review by the President & CEO    
GRI 102-15 Key impacts, risks, and opportunities Strategy
Operating environment
Report of the Board of Directors
   
Ethics and integrity 1-10
GRI 102-16 Values, principles, standards, and norms of behaviour Corporate responsibility    
GRI 102-17 Mechanisms for advice on ethical and lawful behaviour and for reporting concerns about unethical or unlawful behaviour   Advice in applying Fingrid’s Code of Conduct is available to Fingrid’s employees from the company’s legal services. Suspected behaviour that goes against Fingrid’s Code of Conduct must be reported to a supervisor or Fingrid’s management without delay. An independent reporting channel is also in use. No reports were made via the channel during the year. Suspected breaches are investigated with confidentiality and discretion, ensuring that no negative consequences befall the person reporting the behaviour. Behaviour that goes against the Code of Conduct will lead to a discussion with the supervisor and, if necessary, other disciplinary measures.  
Governance
GRI 102-18 Governance structure and committees Corporate Governance    
GRI 102-19 Delegating authority Corporate Governance
Corporate responsibility
   
GRI 102-20 Executive-level responsibility Corporate responsibility    
GRI 102-22 Composition of the highest governance body Corporate Governance The report includes the composition of the Board of Directors and independence of Board members.  
GRI 102-23 Chair of the highest governance body Corporate Governance    
GRI 102-24 Nominating and selecting the highest governance body Corporate Governance The report accounts for the selection of Board members and the related criteria.  
GRI 102-25 Avoidance of conflicts of interest Corporate Governance    
GRI 102-26 Role of the highest governance body in setting purpose, values and strategy Corporate Governance
Corporate responsibility
   
GRI 102-29 Highest governance body’s role in identifying and managing risks Corporate Governance
Report of the Board of Directors
The reports account for the Board of Directors’ responsibilities in the arrangement of risk management.  
GRI 102-30

Effectiveness of the risk management processes

Corporate Governance
Report of the Board of Directors
   
GRI 102-31 Frequency of risk reviews Corporate Governance
Report of the Board of Directors
The reports account for the Board of Directors’ role in the approval of risk management principles and in the definition of risks and their management measures as well as implementation.  
GRI 102-32 Approval of the sustainability report Corporate Governance The executive management group approves the corporate responsibility reporting.  
GRI 102-35 Remuneration policies for the highest governance body and senior executives Remuneration statement The statement accounts for the principles of remuneration policies and systems for the Board of Directors and senior executives.  
GRI 102-36 Process for determining remuneration Remuneration statement The report describes the approval process of remuneration systems and forms of remuneration.  
Stakeholder engagement
GRI 102-40 List of stakeholder groups Stageholder engagement    
GRI 102-41 Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements   Fingrid complies with the collective labour agreement for salaried employees and senior professional employees in the energy industry. These agreements cover the entire personnel excluding top management. 3
  Fingrid’s contractors’ personnel covered by the collective labour agreements by country   According to the Act on the Contractor's Obligations and Liability when Work is Contracted Out, the entire chain of contractors at Fingrid’s work sites is obligated to operate in compliance with applicable Finnish collective labour agreements both regarding Finnish and non-Finnish workforce.  
GRI 102-42 Identifying and selecting stakeholders Stageholder engagement    
GRI 102-43 Approach to stakeholder engagement Stageholder engagement    
GRI 102-44 Key topics and concerns raised through stakeholder engagement Stageholder engagement
Customers
Corporate responsibility
Environment
   
Report profile
GRI 102-45 Entities included in the consolidated financial statements Contents of the annual report and reporting principles    
GRI 102-46 Defining report content Strategy
Materiality assessment
Fingrid's materiality analysis is evaluated annually to ensure that it is up to date as a part of the strategy process, and the executive management group confirms the most important issues concerning Fingrid’s operations as well as the adequacy of the management approach for these issues. The assessment of the economic, social and environmental impacts of Fingrid’s operations, as well as the impacts on stakeholders’ decision-making, takes into account the strong connection between sustainability, strategy and business and its impact on Fingrid’s ability to create value, as well as the value-chain-wide requirements of the GRI reporting guidelines. A thorough materiality analysis was conducted in 2014, which included a broad background analysis, meetings attended by dozens of experts from Fingrid, and a stakeholder survey sent out to roughly 700 individuals.  
GRI 102-47 Material topics Corporate responsibility The matters prioritised as material for Fingrid and their corresponding GRI reporting aspects are presented in the GRI Content Index.  
GRI 102-48 Restatements of information  

Any changes to information from previous reports are stated in connection with the relevant information.

 
GRI 102-49 Changes in reporting   There were no significant changes in the material topics and topic boundaries from previous reporting periods.  
GRI 102-50 Reporting period  

The reporting period covers the financial period 1 January to 31 December 2019.

 
GRI 102-51 Date of most recent report   The previous annual report was published on 14 March 2019.  
GRI 102-52 Reporting cycle   The annual report is published every year.  
GRI 102-53 Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents   Feedback and questions about the annual report and Fingrid’s corporate responsibility can be sent to viestinta@fingrid.fi.  
GRI 102-54 Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards   This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option.  
GRI 102-55 GRI content index Corporate responsibility GRI disclosures    
GRI 102-56 External assurance Independent Assurance Statement Corporate responsibility reporting is assured externally.  
MATERIAL TOPICS
MATERIAL TOPICS FOR FINGRID MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE PROCEDURE AT FINGRID FINGRID’S MANAGEMENT INDICATORS MATERIAL TOPICS FOR FINGRID’S OPERATIONS DISCLOSURE OF MATERIAL INFORMATION FOR FINGRID’S OPERATIONS
An open, collaborative, renewing and high-performing work community Management principles
HR policy
Equal opportunity and non-discrimination plan
Workplace atmosphere: result of personnel survey       GRI: Employment GRI 102-8 Number of employees and contractors by employment type and employment contract, by region and by gender
Management: ranking in the Great Place to Work Finland survey   GRI 102-41 Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements
GRI 401-1 Total number and rate of new employee hires and rate of employee turnover by age group, gender and region
Percentage of employees retiring within the next 5 and 10 years
GRI: Education GRI 404-1 Average hours of training per year per employee by gender, and by employee category
GRI 404-2 Programmes for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programmes
GRI: Diversity and equal opportunities GRI 405-1 Diversity of governance bodies and employees
GRI 405-2 Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men
The company’s Code of Conduct Fingrid’s Code of Conduct
Management principles
Internal control and risk management principles
HR policy
Digital security policy
Data management policy
Grade for responsible operations in personnel survey GRI: Ethics and integrity GRI 102-16 Values, principles, standards, and norms of behaviour
GRI 102-17 Mechanisms for advice on ethical and lawful behaviour and for reporting concerns about unethical or unlawful behaviour
GRI: Non-discrimination GRI 406-1 Incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken
GRI: Anti-corruption and anti-bribery GRI 205-3 Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken
GRI: Public policy GRI 415-1 Political contributions
GRI: Anti-competitive behaviour GRI 206-1 Total number of legal actions for anti-competitive behaviour, anti-trust, and monopoly practices and their outcomes
GRI: Customer privacy GRI 418-1 Substantiated complaints concerning breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data
GRI: Socioeconomic compliance GRI 419-1 Significant fines and non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and/or regulations
Financial result Management principles
Corporate Finance and Financing Principles
Financing policy
Credit rating GRI: Economic performance GRI 201-1 Direct economic value generated and distributed
Dividend payout capacity   GRI 201-4 Financial assistance received from government
Cost-effectiveness    
Stakeholders’ trust Fingrid’s Code of Conduct
Land use and environment policy
Communications policy
Trust KPI in the customer survey GRI: Stakeholder engagement GRI 102-43 Approach to stakeholder engagement
GRI 102-44 Key topics and concerns raised
ENTSO-E: ranking in price level comparisons    
Landowner survey grade Local communities GRI 102-43 Approach to stakeholder engagement
GRI 102-44 Key topics and concerns raised
GRI: Stakeholder engagement Number of residential, industrial, institutional and commercial customer accounts
  Results of surveys measuring customer satisfaction
Procurement practices Fingrid’s Supplier Code of Conduct
Procurement policy
Deviations or problems in contractor obligation or employment relationship matters

GRI: Procurement practices

GRI 102-9 Description of the supply chain
Development of the main grid into a platform for a clean power system Main grid development and maintenance management principles 
Contingency policy
Company security policy
Grid planning, construction, maintenance management policies
Implementation of capital investments
Maintenance efficiency: ranking in international benchmarks (ITOMS, ITAMS)
GRI: Economic performance GRI 201-1 Direct economic value generated and distributed
 
Environmental deviations GRI: Environmental Compliance GRI 307-1 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations
GRI: Biodiversity GRI 304-1 Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas
GRI: Waste GRI 306-2 Waste
Well-functioning electricity market Principles for promoting the electricity market
Loss power procurement policy
Transmission capacity allocation and congestion management policy
Grade for developing the electricity market in the customer survey GRI: Stakeholder engagement GRI 102-43 Approach to stakeholder engagement
GRI 102-44 Key topics and concerns raised
Reliability and security of the electricity system Principles for managing system security
Reserve policy
Contingency policy
Reserve power plant management policy
Company security policy
Grid disturbances: financial harm to customers GRI: Indirect economic impacts GRI 203-2 Significant indirect economic impacts
System security: System Average Interruption Duration Index in connection points Electricity availability and transmission reliability Power outage frequency
Average power outage duration
Sufficiency of the system reserves Demand-side management  
System efficiency Transmission and distribution losses
Research and development R&D activities and expenses related to electricity supply
Lost-time injuries frequency GRI: Occupational health and safety GRI 403-2 Work-related injuries
GRI: Customer health and safety Number of injuries and fatalities to the public involving company assets, including legal judgments, settlements and pending legal cases of diseases
GRI: Energy GRI 302-1 Energy consumption
GRI 302-2 Energy consumption outside of the organisation
GRI 302-3 Energy intensity
GRI: Emissions Allocation of CO2e emissions allowances or equivalent, broken down by emissions trading scheme
GRI 305-1 Direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 1)
GRI 305-2 Energy indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 2)
GRI 305-3 Other indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 3) 
GRI 305-4 GHG emissions intensity
GRI 305-7 NOx, SOx and other significant air emissions
Standard GRI content Location Additional information  
Management approach
GRI 103 Disclosures on Management Approach Strategy
Strategic targets and indicators
Personnel
Corporate responsibility
Environment
Corporate Governance
Report of the Board of Directors
 
ECONOMIC RESPONSIBILITY STANDARDS
Economic performance
GRI 201-1 Direct economic value generated and distributed, €1,000      
1,000 €
Income from customers 2019 2018 2017
  Turnover   789,356 852,784 671,992
  Other operating income   4,221 10,800 2,933
    Contributions received -290 -186 -170
  Dividend income   881 645 1,119
  Income from investments and loans   169 170 478
Total     794,337 864,213 676,353
           
Payments to suppliers      
  Purchases, materials and services   490,861 482,873 331,839
  Other costs   63,007 7,211 32
    Changes in fair value -26,585 37,083  8,884
    Voluntary additional personnel expenses and compensation for expenses (excl. training) -1,469 -1,697 -1,617
    Real estate tax -421 -417 -421
    Contributions -10 -25 -28
Total     525,383 525,028 370,683
           
Remuneration to personnel      
    Salaries, remunerations, social security contributions 31,129 32,190 29,385
    Voluntary additional personnel expenses and compensation for expenses (excl. training) 1,469 1,697 1,617
Total     32,598 33,887 31,002
           
Payments to providers of capital      
  Dividend 1   148,249 171,440 173,518
  Finance costs   22,539 17,299 18,663
Total     170,788 188,739 192,181
           
Payments to government and community investment    
  Income tax for the financial year   34,957 50,421 39,423
  Real estate tax   421 417 421
  Contributions and sponsoring   10 25 28
Total     35,389 50,863 39,872
           
Retained added value for developing Fingrid’s operations 30,179 65,695 42,614
GRI 201-4 Financial assistance received from government, €1,000 Financial statements, note 2, other operating income,
Financial statements, consolidated cash flow statement
                 
 Contributions received, €1,000 2019 2018 2017
Tekes 0 0 25
EU: Horizon 2020 Framework Program 149 28 0
National Emergency Supply Agency 141 145 145
EU: Connecting Europe Facility (CEF Energy) grant 610 0 0
Total 900 173 170
Indirect economic impacts
GRI 203-2 Significant indirect economic impacts Power system    
Procurement practices
GRI 103 Management approach Report of the Board of Directors
Strategy

Corporate responsibility
GRI index
See GRI 102-9  
Anti-corruption 10
GRI 205-3 Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken   No incidents of corruption during the reporting period.  
Anti-competitive behaviour
GRI 206-1 Legal actions for anti-competitive behaviour, anti-trust, and monopoly practices   No legal actions during the reporting period.  
Electricity availability and transmission reliability
GRI 103 Management approach Grid development and maintenance
Power system
   
Demand-side management
GRI 103 Management approach Power system
Electricity market
   
Research and development
GRI 103 Management approach Research and development    
System efficiency
GRI 103 Transmission and distribution losses Power system See also GRI 302-1  
ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY STANDARDS  
Energy 7, 8
GRI 302-1, 302-2 Energy consumption within and outside of the organisation      
ENERGY CONSUMPTION 2019 2018 2017
Direct        
Light fuel oil t 1,600 2,900 1,800
  GJ 68,800 123,800 77,400
Indirect        
Electricity transmission energy losses GWh 1,335 1,222 1,223
  GJ 4,810,000 4,400,000 4,400,000
Energy produced with the fuels consumed by leased reserve power plants GWh 1.0 1.0 1.0
  GJ 4,000 4,600 3,200
Reserve power plants’ auxiliary energy GWh 10 9 10
  GJ 34,300 31,800 37,100
Reserve power plants’ district heating GWh 0.5 1 1
  GJ 1,700 2,100 2,300
Electricity of Fingrid’s own premises GWh 2 3 3
  GJ 8,500 10,100 10,500
District heating of Fingrid’s own premises GWh 1 1 1
  GJ 4,200 4,300 4,200
2019: Fingrid’s environmental data reporting encompasses the entire company, except for the data on substation auxiliary energy and the related carbon dioxide emissions. The electricity and heat of the premises and the related carbon dioxide emissions are included for the first time in the annual report for 2019. The compilation of data concerning the substations will be developed in the coming years.                            
         
GRI 302-3 Energy intensity      
ENERGY INTENSITY 2019 2018 2017
Fingrid’s total energy consumption divided by net sales GJ/€1, 000 6.2 5.4 6.7
 
Water 7, 8
GRI 303-1 Water consumption   Water consumption and waste water are not essential factors in electricity transmission or in the operation of substations and reserve power plants.  Household water is consumed at our facilities, substations and reserve power plants.  
Biodiversity 8
GRI 304-1 Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas      
    2019 2018 2017
Grid transmission lines in protected areas and Natura sites 1) km 260 260 260
         
Reported transmission line kilometres in protected and Natura areas.
Emissions 7, 8
  Greenhouse gas emissions      
GREENHOUSE GAS (GHG) EMISSIONS 2019 2018 2017
Direct emissions (Scope 1), tCO2e 6,000 8,500 6,500
Energy indirect emissions (Scope 2), tCO2e 214,000 204,000 225,000
Total (Scope 1 and 2), tCO2e 220,000 213,000 232,000
Muut epäsuorat päästöt (Scope 3), tCO2-ekv1) 41,000 1,000 1,000
Total (Scope 1, 2 and 3), tCO2e 261,000 213,500 232,500
 
1) The Scope 3 emissions for 2019 include, for the first time, also the emissions from purchased transmission line materials
GRI 305-1 Direct GHG emissions (Scope 1)      
Direct emissions (Scope 1) 2019 2018 2017
Reserve power plant fuels, tCO2-e1) 5,000 8,000 6,000
Substations’ sulphur hexafluoride, tCO2e 1,000 500 500
Total, tCO2-ekv 2) 6,000 8,500 6,500
         
GRI 305-2 Energy indirect GHG emissions (Scope 2)      
Indirect emissions (Scope 2) 2019 2018 2017
Transmission losses, tCO2-e 211,000 200,000 221,000
Energy produced with the fuels consumed by leased reserve power plants, tCO2e 1,100 1,200 1,000
Reserve power plants’ auxiliary energy, tCO2e 1,500 1,400 1,900
Reserve power plants’ district heating, tCO2e 80 100 100
Electricity Fingrid’s own premises, tCO2e 400 500 500
District heating of Fingrid’s own premises, tCO2e 200 200 200
Total, tCO2e 214,000 204,000 225,000
 
1) According to Statistics Finland, the total CO2 equivalent emissions in Finland in 2018 were 56.5 million carbon dioxide tonnes. The share of Fingrid’s Scope 1 and 2 emissions of all Finnish CO2 emissions amounted to approximately 0.4% in 2018. Fingrid’s carbon dioxide emissions calculations are based on the EU emissions trading system (EU-ETS) and on the international Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol standards. The emission factors used in Fingrid’s CO2 calculations are based on the latest factors from Statistics Finland, the average emission factors of electricity procurement and district heat production for Finland, and IPCC 2013 (AR5) Global Warming Potentials (GWPs). The calculation of electricity CO2 emissions applies a rolling average of the last five years recorded in statistics; the presented Scope 2 emissions figure is location-based. Emissions in 2019 were calculated using Statistics Finland’s emissions factor of 158 kg CO2/MWh. District heating CO2 emissions were calculated using the emissions factor of 164 kg CO2/MWh published by the Finnish Energy Industries for the last three statistical years.
GRI 305-3 Other indirect GHG emissions (Scope 3)      
Other indirect emissions (Scope 3) 2019 2018 2017
Business travel (flights and kilometre-reimbursed business trips), tCO2e1) 800 800 640
Purchased transmission line materials, tCO2e2) 40,600    
Total, tCO2e 41,000 800 640
 
1)  The figure for 2018 has been restated due to a change in the principles for calculating flight-related emissions
2) Reporting was started in 2019
GRI 305-4 GHG emissions intensity      
GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS INTENSITY 2019 2018 2017
Fingrid’s direct (Scope 1) and indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions divided by amount electricity transmitted gCO2e/kWh 3.2 3.1 3.5
GRI 305-7 NOx, SOx and other significant air emissions      
Reserve power plants’ sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions 20191) 20182) 2017
  Sulphur dioxide, SO2, tonnes 0.7 1.3 0.9
  Nitrogen oxides, NOx, tonnes 26 49 30
         
1) Figures for 2019 preliminary; final figures will be confirmed in regulatory reporting
2) The figures for 2018 have been restated after the completion of the calculation
Effluents and waste 8
GRI 306-2 Total weight of waste by type and disposal method      
Total weight of waste by type and disposal method 2019 2018 2017
Total waste volume, tonnes 13,900 11,900 9,900
By type of waste:      
Hazardous waste, tonnes 900 900 500
Ordinary waste, tonnes 13,000 11,000 9,400
By disposal method:      
Recycling and reuse, tonnes 12,400 7,400 8,500
Other utilisation, tonnes 500 1,000 900
Combustion in a power plant, tonnes 800 100 20
Final disposal, e.g. landfill, tonnes 200 3,400 480
Recycling rate, % 89 62 85
Utilisation rate, % 98 71 95
 
GRI 306-3 Significant spills Report of the Board of Directors
Environment
One environmental deviation stemming from the previous year that was rated as significant was discovered in 2019.  
Environmental compliance 8
GRI 307-1 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations   No fines or sanctions during the reporting period.  
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY STANDARDS  
Employment 6
GRI 401-1 Total number and rate of new employee hires and rate of employee turnover by age group, gender and region      
TYPES OF EMPLOYMENT 2019 2018 2017
New permanent employment contracts 20 24 18
Number of expired employment contracts, incl. retired employees 19 12 8
Retired 3 4 1
Average retirement age 63 66 63
Average length of employment* (y) 11 12 12
Number of persons made redundant 0 0 0
Incoming turnover rate 5.9 % 7.3 % 5.8 %
Outgoing turnover rate 5.6 % 3.7 % 2.6 %
       
2019: Incoming and outgoing turnover rates not reported by age group and gender. The report accounts for absolute values; percentage rates not reported due to a low turnover rate.  
* Fingrid was established in 1996 and its operations started in 1997. The personnel were transferred to the company as serving employees.
       
NEW, PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS, BY AGE GROUP 2019 2018 2017
  No. of people No. of people No. of people
Under 29 yrs. 5 2 5
30–39 yrs. 8 17 7
4049 yrs. 6 4 4
5059 yrs. 1 1 1
6069 yrs. 0 0 1
       
       
NUMBER OF EXPIRED PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS BY AGE GROUP 2019 2018 2017
  No. of people No. of people No. of people
Under 29 yrs. 3 1 0
3039 yrs. 8 6 3
4049 yrs. 4 3 3
5059 yrs. 1 1 1
60–69 yrs. 3 1 1
       
  Percentage of employees retiring within the next 5 and 10 years   Percentage of employees retiring within the next 5 years, %: 14 %              
      Percentage of employees retiring within the next 10 years, %: 26 %              
      *The estimate is based on the lowest age that one can retire on old-age pension according to the statutory pension system.
  Number of work days of contractors’ and contractors' employees working in construction, operation and maintenance duties   The report accounts for the total working hours of service providers, see GRI 102-8                 
  Proportion of suppliers’ and contractors’ employees who have taken part in occupational safety training Grid development and maintenance The report accounts for an OHS development project.                 
Occupational health and safety 6
GRI 403-2 Type of injury and rates of injury (LTIF), occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and total number of work-related fatalities, by region and by gender Grid development and maintenance
Personnel
Report of the Board of Directors
   
NUMBER OF OCCUPATIONAL ACCIDENTS AND ABSENCES DUE TO ILLNESS 2019 2018 2017
Absences due to illness 1% / 2.6 days/person 1% / 3.2 days/person 1% / 3.2 days/person
  Workplace Business travel Workplace Business travel Workplace Business travel
Accidents resulting in absence from work 0 1 0 1 2 0
Accidents not resulting in absence from work 1 2 2 3 0 4
LTIF (accidents/million work hours)* 0 2 0 2 4 0
Work-related fatalities 0 0 0 0 0 0
Occupational diseases No cases No cases No cases
  Contractors’ and suppliers’ OHS-related performance  Grid development and maintenance The report accounts for the number of accidents, LTIF and fatalities                                  
Training and education   6
GRI 404-1 Average hours of training per year per employee by gender, and by employee category                        
NUMBER OF TRAINING HOURS BY EMPLOYEE GROUP AND GENDER 2019 2018 2017
  h h h
Number of training hours by gender, women 48 40 34
Number of training hours by gender, men 31 39 32
EDUCATION LEVEL OF PERMANENT PERSONNEL 2019 2018 2017
Basic and secondary education 18 20 20
Lowest level of tertiary education 31 32 33
Bachelor’s degree 118 116 109
Master’s degree 159 150 137
Post-graduate degree 8 9 9
Training days per person 5 5 4
GRI 404-2 Programmes for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programmes that facilitate continued employability and the management of career endings Personnel    
Diversity and equal opportunities 6
GRI 405-1 Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per employee category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity Corporate Governance    
AGE DISTRIBUTION OF PERMANENT PERSONNEL 2019 2018 2017
Under 29 yrs. 29 28 27
30–39 yrs. 98 98 86
4049 yrs. 101 99 91
5059 yrs. 75 67 75
6069 yrs. 35 35 29
Average age 44 44 44
GENDER DISTRIBUTION BY EMPLOYEE GROUP 2019 2018 2017
  Men Women Men Women Men Women
Board of Directors 2 3 3 3 3 2
Management 6 3 6 3 6 3
Senior salaried employees 254 64 244 64 230 59
Salaried employees 1 10 1 9 1 9
             
The Board of Directors and personnel groups reported by gender. The age distribution of permanent personnel reported. (number of people)
GRI 405-2 Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men Remuneration statement    
Non-discrimination 6
GRI 406-1 Incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken   No incidents of discrimination during the reporting period.  
Local communities 1
  Result of landowner survey Environment    
Public policy 10
GRI 415-1 Total value of political contributions by country and recipient/beneficiary   Fingrid does not provide any direct or indirect support, including non-monetary support, to political activities.  
Customer health and safety
  Number of injuries and fatalities to the public involving company assets, including legal judgments, settlements and pending legal cases of diseases Power system No cases of personal injury to the public during the reporting period. No claims related to incidents of this kind were presented to the company during the reporting period.  
Availability
  Power outage frequency Power system    
  Average power outage duration Power system    
Customer privacy
GRI 418-1 Total number of substantiated complaints regarding breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data   No incidents during the reporting period.  
Socioeconomic compliance
GRI 419-1 Significant fines and non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and/or regulations   No significant fines or sanctions during the reporting period.