Finnish gas retailer Gasum is joining ‘Society’s Commitment to Sustainable Development’, a national initiative which enables the Finnish government and administration, along with Finnish companies, organizations, political and academic communities and individuals to make their own pledges to promote sustainable development. Gasum is giving an operational commitment in two parts, one of which is invest in the development of the road fuel gas market by increasing the supply of road fuel gas significantly in the key demand areas in Finland.
In its operational commitment, Gasum commits to investing in the development of the low-emission road fuel gas market by increasing the supply of road fuel gas significantly in the key demand areas in Finland.
Gasum will expand the gas filling station network in response to demand to key transport nodes in Finland. By the end of 2018, 16 new filling stations will be constructed in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, Turku, Jyväskylä, Oulu and other selected locations.
There are currently 24 gas filling stations in Finland.
Finland’s national strategy on sustainable development was renewed in 2013. Instead of producing a traditional strategy document, the National Commission on Sustainable Development decided to introduce Society’s Commitment to Sustainable Development. The various actors in society can give their commitments to actions that contribute to the achievement of the common objectives of Society’s Commitment. Chaired by Prime Minister Juha Sipilä, the Finnish National Commission on Sustainable Development is tasked with the promotion of the implementation of Society’s Commitment as well as related monitoring, assessments and communications concerning the results.
The other component of Gasum’s commitment is an aim to expand the biogas market to the terawatt-hours range.