Taking care of biodiversity
We have always considered biodiversity to be a part of our environmental aspects, even if we have not listed it specifically. Although our operations have little direct effect on biodiversity, we strive to take these aspects into account even better in what we do. We started reviewing biodiversity in our location in Nokia, which we then expanded to our facilities in Russia and our test track in Ivalo. In the future, we aim to introduce the review process also in the Vianor outlets and our test track in Nokia. Carrying out a thorough review throughout the group will make it easier to consider biodiversity also on a strategic level. According to the current assessment, Nokian Tyres has no direct impact on biodiversity.
The images marked with grey present the ecosystem services that we are utilising. Natural rubber and other raw materials are necessary for our operations, we utilise different forms of energy in our production, we use cooling water in our process and we need built-up land for our factories and test tracks.
The middle section with orange describes the most significant environmental impacts of our production, which we strive to minimise. It also describes the ecosystem services that we especially want to maintain.
The bottom row describes the potential effects of our production on the biodiversity of the close environment. The images represent the endangered species that live near our production facilities in Nokia: The asp and freshwater pearl mussel live in the lower reaches of the Nokianvirta river, and the red-throated loon nests near our Nokia test track. Our test track in Ivalo, Finnish Lapland, is located in the reindeer herding area. We strive to minimise our impact on the habitat of these species. We want to do our part in maintaining the full diversity of nature for future generations.