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21.01.2016 Gaia’s sustainability prize awarded to Stora Enso

Gaia has awarded Stora Enso for its outstanding work on resource efficiency. Stora Enso is a pioneer in holistic resource efficiency measurement and improvement, thanks to its rigorous material audit and its use of Material Flow Cost Accounting.

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08.01.2016 Large Norwegian industrial park goes sustainable

Mo Industrial Park (Mo Industripark, MIP), the leading industrial park in Northern Norway, has selected Gaia to develop and implement sustainability indicators for assessing the sustainability of its production lines and products. The industrial park includes over 100 companies, with the majority working in the mining and metal manufacturing sector.

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30.11.2015 Cyber insects will be invading the sky (in Finnish)

Suuntaviivat ja päätökset siitä, miltä tulevaisuus näyttää viiden, kymmenen tai kolmenkymmenen vuoden kuluttua, tehdään tänään. Myös aluehallinnon strategisessa päätöksenteossa erilaisten tulevaisuuskuvien ennakoiminen on tärkeää ja kehittämistyössä hyödynnetään monipuolisesti ennakointityötä.

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27.11.2015 Significant bioeconomy park planned in Porvoo

A major new industrial park, concentrating on bioeconomy and circular economy, is planned in the Kilpilahti area of Porvoo. The City of Porvoo and Posintra development company are building the future of Kilpilahti in collaboration with local companies, Gaia and Neste Jacobs engineering company. The industrial park is partly based on current business operations in the area but it also seeks new initiatives.

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26.11.2015 Gaia develops indicators for circular economy

The significance of circular economy and resource efficiency is growing steadily as natural resources continue to deplete. To measure circular economy, we need new indicators as well as collaboration between the public sector, businesses and consumers. Gaia was commissioned by the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra to conduct a preliminary study on a national barometer for circular economy.

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10.11.2015 Sustainable charcoal – a no-cost switch to environmentally friendly cooking

Charcoal Briquettes Tanzania Ltd., Gaia’s joint venture with ARTI Energy, provides alternative charcoal produced from agricultural waste and other biomass. The briquettes can directly replace the wood-based charcoal used for cooking in households, restaurants and other institutions. After a successful entry to institutional markets in Tanzania, the company is now launching retail sales in Dar es Salaam.

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05.11.2015 Efficient waste sorting and new collecting and handling methods needed to meet recycling goals (in Finnish)

Yhdyskuntajätteen kierrätysasteen nostaminen yli 50 %:n vaatii useita uusia toimia niin jätteenkeräyksessä kuin -käsittelyssä eikä yhtä oikotietä kierrätysasteen nostoon ole.

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23.10.2015 Gaia signs Diversity Charter to further promote diversity

Gaia is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all its activities, whether it refers to ethnicity, language, nationality, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability or religion. By signing FIBS Corporate Responsibility Network’s Diversity Charter, Gaia ensures that diversity remains at the very core of its growing business.

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22.10.2015 Gaia’s EcoBazar service succeeded in Latin American competition

EcoBazar, a green consumer technology service and commercial platform developed by Gaia, was recognized in Green Latin America Prizes competition.

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25.09.2015 Finnish forerunners developing better ways to manage weather and climate risks

What are the costs of extreme weather and advancing climate change in various economic sectors? How can we best assess these costs and proactively manage climate risks? What are the international implications of climate change for Finland? Gaia is participating in a research initiative that intends to answer these questions.

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