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 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.



Business Director

Peab Asfalt

The Peab Group is one of the largest construction companies in the Nordic countries. The Group employs 17,000 people in the Nordic countries, of whom more than 2,000 work in Finland. Peab Asfalt, which is part of the Group, is the biggest asphalt player in the Nordics and in Finland and takes care of paving and maintenance works for motorways, roads, industry plants, harbors and airports. Peab strongly believes in a sustainable future and has for a long time been a forerunner in e.g. use of recycling and reuse of asphalt.

The purpose of the partnership is to promote environmental solutions in the construction industry as well as more environment-friendly production and use of asphalt, mineral aggregates and concrete by introducing innovative solutions to reduce carbon emissions. We hope to work together with customers, the city of Lahti, other companies and the whole construction industry to bring these issues forward.


Topi Paananen



Peikko is a global pioneer in low intermediate floor structures, wind energy solutions and concrete construction jointing technology. Peikko’s innovative solutions offer customers faster, safer and more efficient design and construction.

The cooperation between Peikko and the Green Capital project is based on the Construction Goes Circular conference, which will be arranged with partners in October 2021. The event offers its Finnish and international participants top-notch presentations on circular economy solutions related to construction, as well as a place to network between companies, scientists and decision-makers. Peikko’s goal is to make the event the industry’s top annual event.


Tomi Ristimäki



Kempower Oy designs and manufactures charging solutions and services for electric cars and equipment. Part of the Kemppi Group, the company manufactures its products in Lahti and has over 70 years of experience in working with energy sources. The company aims to produce charging solutions that can withstand both hot and cold conditions and thus enable the use of electric vehicles to become more common in the future.

The cooperation between Kempower and the Green Capital year is based on the investment made by Lahden Pysäköinti Ltd in Kempower’s S-Series charging system.



Global Market Manager


Vaisala is the world’s leading company offering weather, environmental and industrial measurement solutions. With over 80 years of experience, Vaisala offers its customers reliable measurement solutions and services to support better decision-making, safety and efficiency. Vaisala employs more than 1,900 professionals around the world and the company’s measurement technology is even utilised in space research on Mars, for example.

During the Green Capital year, Vaisala will carry out many concrete projects related to measuring air quality, optimising district heating and winter maintenance as well as examining the condition of pedestrian and bicycle paths.



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

OP Päijät-Häme

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.



Director of Legal, Communication & Sustainability


Lahti is Hartwall’s home. Refreshing drinks from Jaffa to beer have been produced at Hartwall brewery in Kujala for over 20 years, and before that in the city centre in the Mallasjuoma quarter since 1912. As partners, the City of Lahti and Hartwall brewery share an ambitious plan: both aim to be carbon-neutral by 2025.

The environment has been taken into account in Hartwall’s operations from the beginning, and along the way, solutions have been made more responsible: now virtually no waste is generated and energy circulates intelligently at the brewery. In Lahti, people know how to do things smartly together, which is why Hartwall is already moving quickly towards carbon-neutral production.