TURKU

OVERVIEW

SPP IN TURKU

The City of Turku (Turun kaupunki) lies on the south-west coast of Finland. Turku’s population is just under 180,000, making it the fifth largest city in Finland. Sustainable development budgeting with binding measures are applied to the whole city organisation, and sustainability criteria are now applied in 70% of procurement tenders. 


SPP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sustainability criteria applied in 70% of procurement tenders
  • 100% electricity procured by the city from renewable sources
  • GHG emissions reduced by 16% per capita (1990 – 2010)

178k

Population

12k

Employees

2012

Date joined

CONTACT

Risto Veivo

Advisor to Deputy Mayor

 

WEBSITE (Finnish)

 

More information? Email procurement@iclei.org  

IN ACTION

SPP POLICY AND STRATEGY

Sustainable development budgeting with binding measures are applied to the whole city organisation, and sustainability criteria are now applied in 70% of procurement tenders.


SUPPLIER ENGAGEMENT

Turku has engaged business in a number of ways, including piloting the World Business Council’s Urban Infrastructure Initiative 2010-2011; entering into a Strategic Partnership with Siemens (2012-2014); developing the company’s approach and contributions towards small and medium-sized cities enhancing joint knowledge-creation and planning processes; and mobilising a “local coalition” for sustainable transport solutions.


KEEPING TRACK OF SPP

Sustainability results so far:

  • Sustainability criteria applied in 70% of procurement tenders
  • Sustainable development budgeting applied and binding measures applied in the whole city organisation
  • Electricity procured by the city 100% from renewables (1-Jan- 2013)
  • “Basic” environmental issues largely solved
  • GHG emissions reduced by 16% per capita (1990 – 2010)
  • District heating (CHP) extended to 90% of households and 36% of heat produced from renewables (2011)
  • Energy-efficiency improved by 6%
  • Densifying regional land-use strategy agreed upon
  • Regional public transport organisation established and use of public transport increasing

SPP SECTORS

CONSTRUCTION

The timber-framed housing estate, in the Linnanfältti area in Turku, is a national lead project for the promotion of timber building and construction. It aims to meet the city’s housing needs while providing builders an opportunity to develop innovative timber construction strategies.

    VEHICLES

    The City Council decided in autumn 2013 to prioritize electric equipment in public transport as well as in other procurements. In addition to a tram line, the implementation of electric buses is being prepared, and in the near future all the cars owned by the city will be electric cars.

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      FURTHER INFORMATION

      For further information on the activities of Turku visit their website:

      Website (Finnish)

      or email procurement@iclei.org