The environmental balance sheet describes the costs, investments, responsibilities and income related to reducing environmental impacts.

INVESTMENTS IN EMISSIONS REDUCTION AND RENEWABLE ENERGY

The environmental investments of Helen Ltd more than doubled from the previous year’s EUR 10.5 million to EUR 24.4 million. About one-third of all investments were environmental investments.

The biggest investments during the year were related to the reduction of nitrogen oxides at Hanasaari and Salmisaari (EUR 11.3 million), the building of pellet systems (EUR 5.7 million) and emissions reduction in separate heat production (EUR 4.0 million).

Environmental investments

  EUR million
2011 8.4
2012 2.2
2013 2.0
2014 10.5
2015 24.4

ENVIRONMENTAL COSTS FELL

Environmental costs fell slightly on the previous year, standing at EUR 16.6 million. Environmental costs accounted for 2.9% of total costs (3.5%).

Flue gas cleaning (EUR 4.7 million) and waste management and utilisation and final disposal of by-products (EUR 3.0 million) accounted for the greatest environmental costs. The costs of by-products fell because the production of ash that required processing was down.

Environmental income grew to EUR 0.8 million. The income mainly came from the sale of emission-reducing solutions, grants received for research and development activities and the sales of scrap.

 The environmental balance sheet

 2015 
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ENVIRONMENTAL COSTS

     
Protection of air, soil and surface waters      
   Desulphurisation 4,150 42  2,919 
   Denitrification 164  -69  533 
   Removal of particles 346  20  288 
   Waste management and utilisation of combustion product 1,947 -36  3,050
   Other waste management 1,021 -34  1,538 
   Monitoring of emissions and environmental impacts 89 -50  179 
   Protection of soil and groundwater 32  -30   46 
Interaction      
   Energy-saving advice 1,261 22 1,036 
   Environmental communication and marketing 595 2 581
Environmental management and training 1,358 -25 1,806 

Environmental protection research and development

1,904  -8  2,068
Noice and vibration abatement   33
Improvement of eco-efficiency 574 -62  1,502 

Depreciation on environmental protection investments

3,167 -3  3,253 

ENVIRONMENTAL COSTS IN ALL

16,610  -12  18,832
   % of turnover 2,6%    2,7% 
   % of all expenses 2,9%    3,5% 

ENVIRONMENTAL INVESTMENTS

24,358  131  10,530 
   % of all investments 32,9%    11,8% 

ENVIRONMENTAL REVENUE

779  35 578 
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