Responsible pension company

Everything we do is aimed at providing our customers with the pension they earned from employment. We succeed in our task when our responsible actions earn us our customers’ trust.

Pension security is much more than just old-age pension. It is present in all stages of life: you accrue pension by studying and working. It contributes to safeguarding your work ability. When the unexpected happens, rehabilitation or disability pension provides you with security. And old-age pension guarantees your income even after working life. We safeguard the payment of current and future pensions by investing our shared pension assets sustainably and responsibly.

Working for sustainable development

Managing your pension requires many kinds of efforts. Below you can read some examples of what this means in practice.

Bearing responsibility for your work ability

Work ability, i.e. each person’s ability to perform work, is one of the most important pillars of the earnings-related pension system. The early prevention of disability benefits the employee, employer and society at large. Earnings-related pension insurance provides security also when an individual’s work ability is impaired.

Read more about promoting work ability

Building sustainable homes and business premises

As part of investing pension assets, we build homes and business premises that will last long and cause a minimal impact on the environment throughout their life cycle. We continuously develop our real estate further to meet people’s needs in all life stages, while minimizing the consumption of natural resources.

Learn more about real estate investments

Helping young people engage in working life

During Ilmarinen’s 60th anniversary year, we launched a project named Mielellään töissä. Its objective was to participate in the discussion on young people’s engagement in working life and the prevention of marginalisation among young people and to find ways in which the young people themselves, schools and companies can support their entry into working life.

Read more about the Mielellään töissä project (in Finnish)

Our successes by far

  • Equity index funds investing in a responsible benchmark index cover as much as 95% of the passive investments in our listed equity portfolio. We have been involved in developing five new ETFs that consider sustainability criteria.
  • We received the international investor network PRI’s Leaders’ Group recognition for our climate reporting.
  • We extended the monitoring of carbon risk in our investment activities from coal to fossil energy sources in general. Our investments in companies that are dependent on fossil fuels are decreasing.
  • We have significantly improved the energy efficiency of our properties. 
  • We promote the circular economy in construction. We take the circulation of all materials into account already in the design phase. As part of this effort, we signed RAKLI’s and the Ministry of the Environment’s demolition green deal that promotes the circular economy.
  • We continued LEED certifications that reduce the environmental impacts of buildings: the Kämp block is now almost entirely LEED certified.
  • We recycled the thermal glass roofs of our office building into glass wool.
  • We renewed our online service to make it accessible and adopted the ‘Equal service for all’ label.

Current topics

Press release 13.9.2022

Ilmarinen’s energy saving tips reach over 15,000 people

Ilmarinen is part of the ‘Astetta alemmas’ energy saving campaign. “We save energy in our premises and provide our employees and tenants with energy saving tips. Responsible measures reduce the carbon footprint of our real estate,” says Tomi Aimonen, Head of Domestic Real Estate Investments.

Ilmarinen’s energy saving tips reach over 15,000 people

Press release 21.3.2022

Responsibility for pensions is responsibility for the future – Ilmarinen has published its Annual and Sustainability Report 2021

The carbon intensity of direct listed equity investments decreased and the new Climate Roadmap shows our journey towards a net zero carbon investment portfolio. Ilmarinen’s Annual and Sustainability Report provides information on the impacts that managing your pension security has on the economy, people and the environment.

Responsibility for pensions is responsibility for the future – Ilmarinen has published its Annual and Sustainability Report 2021
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