Partners - Lahti


Our corporate partners participate in our project with their own environmental innovations; at the same time, they form a network around our city, in which we can develop the responsibility activities of our partners, together with universities and municipal residents.

The Green Capital year is built together with the residents of the municipality. Participation is one of the main themes: the participation of municipal residents runs through all activities during the Green Capital year.
The Green Capital Year of Lahti is funded by the City of Lahti, the State of Finland and the EU.

In cooperationProjects


Jaana Järvenselkä

Customer Relationship Manager


Hämeenmaa Cooperative Society is the company with the largest sales in its area, and it employs approximately 2,950 people in Kanta- and Päijät-Häme. For Hämeenmaa, responsibility means working together, a customer-oriented approach, safety, taking care of the environment, and reliability as an employer and partner in cooperation.

The aim of the partnership is to promote sustainable food choices by the residents of the area, in cooperation with the Päijät-Häme Joint Authority for Health and Wellbeing, and to implement safe bicycle parking in the Lahti city centre, together with LähiTapiola.


Sebastian Aniszewski

Business Director


Lassila & Tikanoja is one of the most important operators in the Finnish circular economy. The company employs more than 8,000 professionals and takes care of its customers’ materials and real property in accordance with the circular economy.

The aim of the partnership is to promote the recycling of textiles, test new circular economy services with residents, and develop effectiveness measurements and innovation activities that break down barriers.


Suvi-Päivi Torvinen

Marketing manager

LähiTapiola Vellamo

LähiTapiola Vellamo is the local company of the LocalTapiola Group. It serves customers in the areas of Kouvola, Päijät-Häme, Hyvinkää, and Riihimäki. The company’s responsibility goal is to increase the safety and well-being of customers and society.

The aim of the partnership, together with Hämeenmaa, is to implement bicycle parking that increases safety and is visible in the urban landscape.



Chief Communications and Corporate Responsibility Officer


Sitowise is one of the largest built environment design companies in Finland. It employs 1,700 professionals. The company’s responsibility vision for 2022 is to be the most responsible partner in its field as a developer of the well-being of the living environment.

The aim of the partnership is to develop innovations in digital design of the built environment and make this invisible expertise more visible to Finns



Vice President

CGI Finland

CGI Finland offers services for IT and business process development. In Finland, CGI has approximately 3,700 professionals in 18 different locations. Responsibility is an important part of the company’s business. For example, in 2020, CGI purchased the Hävikkimestari application for reducing food waste, developed by Lassila & Tikanoja, in order to integrate it in the software used by professional kitchens.

Our cooperation is based on sustainable digital solutions, such as measuring carbon dioxide emissions using data technology.



Service Manager

Fujitsu Finland Oy

Fujitsu Finland is part of a major global company. The company employs 2,200 people in Finland and Estonia. For Fujitsu, responsibility means a partnership in the innovation of digital solutions to promote sustainable development. Fujitsu’s own global Code of Conduct compiles the principles of corporate responsibility and sustainable development.

The goal of the partnership is to use digital services to find solutions for the management of energy and the material streams of the other partners, as well as the everyday environmental responsibility of residents.



Key Account Manager

Niemi Services

Niemi is a company offering moving and logistics services that employs 1,300 professionals. Every year, the company takes care of approximately 35,000 moves and 60,000 other service projects in, for example, the event industry. For Niemi, responsibility means transport equipment with low emissions, effectiveness of the recycling system, and good overall service for consumers.

The aim of the partnership is to offer sustainable and responsible logistics services for the event needs of the Green Capital.



Bank Manager, Investment Manager

Päijät-Hämeen Osuuspankki is one of the largest cooperative banks in the OP Financial Group. The cities of Lahti and Heinola, as well as the municipalities of Hollola and Iitti, are part of its area of responsibility. OP’s responsibility is visible in the daily encounters with customers, as well as in participation in the sustainable development of society.

The goal of the partnership is to implement an international conference focusing on responsible investment and financing in cooperation and to offer the young people of the Lahti region information about economics and summer job opportunities.



Managing Director

Wipak is an international packaging company that specialises in manufacturing multilayer films for packaging food and medical products. The corporate group, which employs nearly 2,000 people, has set its goal to be the most sustainable flexible packaging company in the world and to reduce its carbon footprint to zero. Wipak actively develops new solutions for reducing the amount of packaging material needed and utilising bio-based or recycled raw materials in plastic packaging.

The partnership is based on more sustainable use of plastic packaging.