Sustainable services

The impact of construction on the environment is significant, which is why we as a service provider have a great responsibility. We wish to promote sustainable practices in the industry and help our customers achieve their carbon neutrality goals. We provide various sustainable services and solutions for different stages of infrastructure projects, such as low-carbon site services and emissions accounting. We use low-carbon materials in our projects, such as low-carbon aggregate, and lower-emission energy solutions, such as renewable fuel and electric equipment.

Accounting for climate emissions

The biggest emissions from infrastructure construction are emissions from work machines, construction materials, site operations and transports. We annually calculate and report the climate emissions from our operations as required by legislation, and also use the gathered information to identify the most suitable emission reduction targets.

We account for climate emissions at the project level to allocate our emissions reduction measures as efficiently as possible and to be able to plan future construction projects to be as low-emission as possible. Thanks to a model-based production process and data collection, we are able to closely monitor the emissions caused by machinery as well as material transports within contracts.

Carbon-neutral infrastructure project

We provide our customers with an opportunity to be at the frontline of promoting the transformation of the construction industry towards carbon neutrality. With the Carbon-neutral infrastructure project concept, we and our partners offer comprehensive services and solutions to achieve carbon neutrality at our projects. Our concept includes carbon footprint accounting and reporting, active reduction measures and the offsetting of the remaining carbon footprint.

Renewable fuel

Fuels are one of the most significant sources of carbon dioxide emissions in the construction industry. By using renewable fuel instead of fossil fuels, we can reduce the carbon footprint of our machinery by up to 90%.

In cooperation with Neste, we have developed a solution that reduces emissions and provides reliable data on fuel use at sites. In the centralised fuel tank solution, the site is provided with a tank of Neste MY Renewable fuel that can be used to refuel both heavy machinery and vehicles, thanks to its two sections. RFID authentication allows monthly fuel reports, which show the work machine-specific fill-ups. This also makes emissions accounting and benchmarking easier.

Electric equipment

In addition to renewable fuels, we reduce the emissions caused by the equipment used in our projects by utilising electric fleet. As one of the emission reduction measures, we have increased the number of our electric fleet vehicles, and by 2027, half of our production vehicles will be electric. We are also increasingly using other electric tools on our construction sites, such as electric tamping machines and battery power sources.

In order to ensure the operational reliability of the electric fleet in construction site conditions, we have developed an electric charging concept that ensures charging capability whenever it is needed.

Most significant low-carbon materials

We reduce the carbon footprint of our projects by using various low-carbon materials. Together with our partners, we have developed alternatives with significantly lower carbon dioxide emissions than conventional materials. These include low-carbon concrete, steel, plastic and aggregate. The use of low-carbon materials is always planned together with the customer as needed.

Low-carbon aggregate

We offer solutions to meet all aggregate requirements as well as for the recycling of construction materials and the reception of clean land. With our circular economy services, we can also help with meeting the environmental targets of different types of construction projects.

We produce low-carbon aggregate by using renewable fuels and energy in the production, i.e. quarrying, crushing, processing and transport. We can produce low-carbon aggregate as needed in our aggregate areas throughout Finland.

Low-carbon concrete

Carbon dioxide emissions from the production of concrete are significant. Low-carbon concrete reduces the carbon footprint of concrete construction by up to 50%.

Low-carbon concrete is suited for massive cast-in-situ concrete structures, for example, because the heat release from its hydration is low. Even though the product’s strength development is initially slower than that of ordinary concrete, the final strengths achieved with it are very good. Low carbon concrete meets the requirements of the BY low-carbon classification, a method maintained by the Finnish Concrete Association (BY) to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Low-carbon plastic

Our customers have the possibility of using Uponor’s Blue products in pipe structures. They are the first plastic products in the market to reduce the carbon footprint by up to 70%. Their production is based on the mass balance model, and more than 50% of their raw material is recycled. The ISCC certificate given with a Blue product certifies the renewable content of the value chain and the carbon dioxide reductions of the product.

Low-carbon steel

We provide our customers with the possibility of choosing a low-carbon alternative to steel. We cooperate with Celsa Steel Service, the biggest converter and distributor of reinforcement elements in Finland. Its products are manufactured with minimum carbon dioxide emissions using hydropower. The products offer a savings potential of approximately 40% compared to conventional steel products.


Low-carbon products and solutions alone are not enough to reach carbon neutrality. Therefore, together with NGS Finland, we offer an opportunity to survey the remaining emissions from a construction project, as well as a chance to neutralise the climate impact of the project in a reliable and transparent manner by using domestic offsetting. The offsetting project is extending the life-cycle of forests in Finland, offering an emissions reduction potential of 100%.