“Our work with Natural Interest has proven to be highly instrumental for us to align our sustainability work at Tikkurila and mobilize our employees. Natural Interest’s innovative and holistic methods offered us a new approach to assess our sustainability targets and actions.

The practicality and business focus of the approach, as well as recommendations for strategic actions, has been especially valuable. We look forward to continuing our work together.”

– Päivi Kivilä, Corporate Responsibility Manager at Tikkurila Oyj

         

          Case Studies

                Natural Interest has been working with                         Finnish companies since 2005. Here is a                       selection of companies we have worked                       with.

Alko

The Natural Step Finland helped Alko in strategic sustainability work through training and workshop facilitation.

Koskisen Group

The Natural Step in Finland is co-operating with Koskisen Group when developing their circular economy and climate work further.

Fiskars Oyj

Carbon footprint calculation for selected products (2009)

Finlayson

Strategic Life Cycle Assessment for three Finlayson products; Company and product CO2 footprint calculation. You can read more about Finlayson’s sustainability progress and our co-operation here.

We helped FFI and it’s partners with their commitments to sustainable development. The objective of the first commitment is to improve the efficiency and reduce the climate impact of accounting systems. The second one, together with LVK and Trafi is to promote a new, ecological electronic vehicle registration method. Read more at fkl.fi

Tukkutori Hackathon

We organized a Waste Data Hackathon for Wholesale district in Helsinki, to understand the waste streams of the district and restructure and visualize data, to portray the greater picture.

Ravintoraisio Oyj

Strategic sustainability communications; oat product material and energy flows system mapping sustainability life cycle assessment  (2014)

City of Helsinki, Environment Centre

We calculated 2015 CO2 footprint for the Environment Centre of Helsinki, as we’d done earlier in 2008. Press release (in Finnish only) »

Palmia Catering

CO2 footprint calculation and analysis of City of Helsinki’s food services. Read more »

Heinon tukku Oy

Ecological footprint calculation and analysis. Internal communications support. (2013-ongoing)

Tikkurila Oyj

Innovation for use phase and end-of-life management of paint waste and packaging. Sustainability life cycle assessment, system mapping, user profiles, point of purchase consumer experience mapping, communications support (2014-16)

The Finnish Innovation Fund SITRA

Training in Strategic Sustainability for the Resource Wisdom program (2013)

Indigenous Entrepreneurship Project - Indigee 2

Coaching, sustainable business planning and development (2013)

Martela Oyj

Product ecological footprint  calculation and analysis. Internal communications support.

Aalto University

Various lectures on sustainability, e.g. environmental management, product-service design, etc.

Climate KIC Pioneers into Practice

Two one month placements: 1. Mapping Aalto University’s sustainability network. 2. Sustainability education and communications, City of Wroclaw, Poland.

HS.fi CO2 calculator

Carbon calculator for the largest daily newspaper in the nordic countries. Advisory for the article. (2008)

The World After Cheap Oil

Copy editing of international version of book. kaikenhuippu.com/theworldaftercheapoil/

INNOCAT - Procurement of Eco-Innovative Catering

Participation in EU project. Case study »

PLEEC Planning for Energy Efficient Cities

Workshop facilitation for EU project.  pleecproject.eu

ProAgria

Sustainable service design training for entrepreneurship advisors, based on Kasvunvara – service design tool book for small enterprises (together with Hahmo Design Oy, 2012). E-book »

WWF Finland

The Natural Step
case studies

Since 1989, The Natural Step has worked with thousands of corporations, municipalities, academic institutions and not-for-profit organisations that have proven that moving strategically toward sustainability leads to new opportunities, reduced costs and dramatically reduced ecological and social impacts.