Sustainability

A sustainable future through digitalisation

Elisa rated as one of the world’s most sustainable companies

Elisa’s mission is a sustainable future through digitalisation. Sustainability has been part of our strategy for more than 15 years. Our long-term sustainability work is also reflected in international assessments: Elisa is now ranked 59th on the list of the 100 most sustainable companies in the world.* We will continue our sustainability work for the benefit of our customers, society and the environment.

* Corporate Knights 2024 Global 100

Environmental sustainability

Mitigating climate change and reducing carbon emissions have been part of our strategy since 2009

  • We were among the first organisations in Finland to set a science-based Zero Emissions 2040 climate target.
  • We have improved the energy efficiency of our mobile network by 78% since 2016.
  • We work with our customers to promote climate innovation and resource efficiency.

Digital sustainability

Safeguarding digital environments and people’s privacy is at the core of our operations

  • We are a major player in securing Finland’s national security of supply and cyber security.
  • Ensuring reliable connectivity: up to 99% of disturbances in our network are proactively repaired.
  • We bring digital skills to Finns: more than 2,000 children have already attended Elisa's digital schools.

Social sustainability

Every day, we work to build a safe and fair digital society, so that people's equal rights are respected

  • Ensuring fast connections for all Finns, our 5G network already covers 92% of the population in Finland.
  • We have been included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, which evaluates companies’ diversity and equality policies.
  • The Shed Foundation, which Elisa established, supports diverse and child-friendly youth work.

Economic sustainability

Investing in building a digital society and promoting sustainable value creation

  • We invest in innovation: we are one of the largest patent applicants in Finland.
  • We are the largest operator-investor in Finland, with annual investments of more than EUR 200 million a year in telecoms infrastructure.
  • As a Finnish company, we are one of the largest corporate taxpayers in the country.
  • Elisa's Net-Zero 2040 climate target among the first in Finland to receive Science Based Targets approval


  • Elisa has been ranked among the 100 most responsible companies in the world in the Corporate Knights Global 100 list 

  • MSCI, which assesses corporate responsibility globally, has upgraded Elisa's ESG rating to the highest level: AAA.

  • Elisa recognised with CDP ‘A’ score for transparency on climate change 

  • Elisa’s Distributed Energy Storage innovation utilises base station backup batteries to support renewable energy generation

  • Elisa included again in 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

  • Elisa perceived as the most sustainable brand in the industry for fourth consecutive year according to Finnish consumers 

  • Among the first to sign the Climate Pledge

  • Elisa's popular digital security schools guide children to act safely on social media and the internet

  • Elisa and Nokia see sustainability leap in world-first 5G liquid cooling deployment

  • Waste heat from Elisa's data centres utilised in district heating

  • Elisa establishes Sustainability Finance Framework