Elisa: Best Digital Corporate Responsibility Finland 2017

It has been selected as one of the best places to work in Finland and in October made the Climate A list of companies that excel in environmental impact reporting. Elisa is one of Finland’s oldest, and most recognised, telecoms. Over its 135-year-long history the company has claimed a great many mileposts such as the launch of the world’s first GSM network in 1991, followed sixteen years later, by the world’s first commercial UMTS (3G) mobile network. Today Elisa is the market leader of mobile and fixed network services in Finland and number two in Estonia.Pushing the envelope of the telecoms business in part of Elisa’s identity. The company serves over 2.8 million customers in Finland and Estonia with state-of-the-art technology. Earlier this year, Elisa successfully field-tested a 10Gbps symmetrical fibre optic grid bringing the roll-out of the company’s vastly enhanced network closer. Elisa anticipates a spike in demand for ultra-fast connections as the Internet-of-Things takes shape and more devices come online.

Increased connectivity also demands enhanced security and digital responsibility. Elisa has long been recognised as a pioneer in cybersecurity, ensuring both the resilience and reliability of the networks it operates. The company is also mindful of the environment, working towards the reduction of its carbon footprint via improved operational and managerial efficiencies. An Energy Efficiency Team constantly monitors compliance with the company’s environmental objectives.

The CFI.co judging panel commends Elisa on its four-pronged approach to corporate responsibility: digital, environmental, social, and economic. The judges are pleased to offer Elisa the 2017 Best Digital Corporate Responsibility Finland Award.

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