The Stories of the Two Decades
Ecobio has been innovating with its pioneering customers for as long as three decades. Its most important achievements can be recorded through the success of its customers. The history of environmental consulting can also be read in Ecobio’s assignments. Ecobio has twice been awarded a prize for its innovativeness.
The 2000s: life cycle assessment, environmental impact assessment, occupational health and safety systems
Our latest major challenge has been to develop environmental and occupational health and safety systems for Aker Yards’ shipyards at Turku, Rauma and Helsinki so that they are ready for certification. The project implemented comprehensive development work, which has had an impact on the working conditions of some 15,000 people. Ecobio was responsible for project planning, training and preparation for development.
At the turn of the millennium, we calculated the environmental impact of Metso Paper’s paper machine during its life cycle from womb to tomb. The result was a versatile model for the assessment of environmental impacts, which was one of the largest ever prepared in Finland.
At the same time, Ecobio developed a product environmental statement on product- generated environmental impacts.
In recent years, Ecobio has also assisted in the assessment of environmental impacts of several major harbor projects.
The 1990s: environmental reports and environmental systems
We implemented an ISO 14001 development project for an environmental management system at Rautaruukki’s steelworks at Raahe. In 1996, the steelworks at Raahe was the second steelworks in the world to receive an environmental system certificate and it was one of the largest industrial sites in Finland to do so.
As early as the beginning of the 1990s, we prepared an environmental report for Neste. Such reports became common only in the mid-1990s.
The 1980s: waste management
One of our first innovations was to design building-specific waste management systems as early as the end of the 1980s. Our customers were major insurance companies.