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Fortum supports Clean Baltic Sea project with 400 000 EUR

Fortum contributes EUR 400,000 to the Baltic Sea 2020's and John Nurminen Foundation's Clean Baltic Sea project aiming at reducing phosphorous discharges from municipal sources in Poland.

"As a large company with activities around the Baltic Sea, Fortum has a responsibility to participate in the mitigation efforts. Although our own power plants are only minor sources of phosphorous discharges to the Baltic Sea, its protection is part of our corporate social responsibility. We have a growing business in Poland and want to make a positive contribution also there", says Mikael Lilius, President and CEO of Fortum.

Poland has a crucial role in the protection of the Baltic Sea, since almost half of the residents based in its watershed live in Poland. One-third of the Baltic Sea's phosphorus load of approximately 30,000 metric tons comes from Poland. The objective of the "Clean Baltic Sea Poland" project is to reduce 1,000 tons of phosphorus from the effluents of selected Polish wastewater treatment plants. The group from which the target cities and towns are selected account for 90% of the country's total municipal wastewater flow.