Helsinki, December 15, 2010— NASDAQ OMX Helsinki has been granted rights to the WWF Green Office designation as the first Green Office Exchange in the world.
WWF's Green Office is a practical environmental program for companies, which aims to reduce the environmental impact of offices, to slow down climate change and to increase staff's awareness of ecological consumption by encouraging them to act in an environmentally friendly way.
President of NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Lauri Rosendahl, said: "For NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, the idea for the program was originally presented as an employee initiative. Awareness of environmental issues is constantly increasing and we wanted to do our part to make the necessary changes, similar to what many of our listed companies on the Helsinki Stock Exchange have already done. In addition, this project represented a way for the Helsinki team to do something good together and it has already received a lot of interest in the other offices of the NASDAQ OMX group. We strive to make this a Finnish export product inside the NASDAQ OMX group."
"The management team and personnel at NASDAQ OMX Helsinki has shown an exemplary commitment to the program. Furthermore, the right staff functions have been represented on a very active Green Office team. The company has developed a tailored environmental program of its own, which will be easy to implement and develop further. The work has only just begun", said Eeva Heckwolf, Green Office Specialist and office inspector for WWF.
WWF awards the Green Office designation to offices fulfilling the criteria of the Green Office program. WWF will review the office premises on a regular basis. NASDAQ OMX Helsinki is committed, among many things, to reducing energy consumption this year by 10 % and next year by a further 5 %, to recycle and sort out waste and to resile using disposable plates and cups.
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