Carbon neutrality empowered by handprint

  • Vatanen, Saija (Manager)
  • Pajula, Tiina (Participant)
  • Behm, Katri (Participant)

Project: Business Finland project

Project Details


Sustainability and responsibility are at the core of international business operations, and the pioneers in these topics need tools to showcase their efforts reliably. Companies, e.g. in the cleantech and circular economy field, are providing and developing solutions needed in the battle against climate change. To gain competitive advantage, one must stand out from the rest. The project ‘Carbon neutrality empowered by handprint’ is advancing the business opportunities and competitiveness of companies by developing an international framework for companies to reliably and credibly show their 1) climate neutrality and 2) the positive environmental impacts (handprint) of circular economy solutions. In addition to VTT, LUT University, and participating leading companies, a group of large companies and SMEs representing various branches are taking part in the project.
Effective start/end date1/09/2131/08/23

Collaborative partners

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


  • Bio&Circular Finland