DESTIA AND THREE DESTIA’S EMPLOYEES RESPOND IN COURT TO CLAIMS OVER ENVIRONMENTAL OFFENCES
Criminal charges have been brought against three Destia’s employees over environmental offences. The proceedings are based on the view that the employees are guilty of environmental offences at the Harjula soil area in Mäntsälä between autumn 2010 and summer 2012. In addition, the prosecutor requests that Destia Ltd be set a corporate fine of at least 50 thousand euro and be ordered to lose the financial proceeds of crime, some 580 thousand euro.
Destia denies the claims made. In summer 2012, on its own initiative the company informed the environmental authority that soil had by mistake been taken from outside the extraction area covered by the valid permit, but from property owned by the company. The environmental authority was notified immediately when the mistake had been detected. The environmental authority filed a request for investigation in January 2013.
More information: General Counsel Aki Markkola, tel. +358 400 685 669