Table 46a. Environmental benefits created by environmental innovations by industry, 2006–2008, share of enterprises with innovations

Industry Environmental benefits from the production of goods or services
Reduced material use per unit of output Reduced energy use per unit of output Reduced CO2 "footprint" Replaced materials with less polluting substitutes Reduced soil, water, noise, or air pollution Recycled waste, water, or materials
% % % % % %
Mining and quarrying 50,0 43,0 43,0 28,1 71,9 57,0
Food products and beverages 50,7 40,9 22,2 32,1 27,4 50,0
Textiles 48,9 41,2 37,8 23,1 16,8 44,1
Wearing apparel 27,1 30,4 7,1 13,6 16,9 41,4
Leather and related products 29,3 12,2 24,4 41,5 41,5 36,6
Wood, products of wood, and cork 39,0 36,5 22,7 21,3 30,9 21,1
Paper and paper products 58,1 38,3 40,0 16,9 30,7 56,6
Printing and reproduction of recorded media 46,1 31,1 26,9 35,0 29,1 45,5
Chemicals and chemical products 38,3 46,5 29,8 38,3 34,6 40,9
Rubber and plastic products 57,8 54,5 43,9 36,4 19,3 49,6
Other non-metallic mineral products 54,5 44,9 41,2 32,8 42,5 55,5
Basic metals 43,1 52,2 38,0 34,0 55,4 53,0
Fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 36,2 36,2 20,7 25,5 27,3 36,2
Computer, electronic and optical products 51,7 37,8 24,7 47,6 30,8 51,8
Electrical equipment 51,3 31,9 24,4 38,0 14,9 55,5
Machinery and equipment n.e.c. 35,2 44,2 31,7 29,6 22,9 30,5
Motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 64,9 42,5 43,9 20,1 50,0 31,5
Other transport equipment 35,4 43,8 24,5 45,3 39,1 51,2
Furniture 47,3 44,3 22,3 36,3 35,8 51,1
Other manufacturing 53,5 35,7 30,3 43,8 25,5 48,7
Repair and installation of machinery and equipment 28,6 29,1 37,4 28,6 44,1 48,4
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 22,8 30,3 48,0 42,4 34,5 25,0
Water collection, treatment and supply 26,8 49,2 26,8 7,5 37,3 14,9
Sewerage, waste treatment 45,0 64,1 69,8 25,4 55,3 73,5
Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 28,6 32,3 24,9 26,4 21,0 36,3
Transportation and storage 28,5 46,1 50,0 30,7 41,8 34,6
Postal and courier activities 36,8 36,8 58,5 15,2 36,8 36,8
Publishing activities 35,3 24,5 20,7 18,7 14,3 16,7
Telecommunications 21,8 35,2 32,6 20,3 10,2 24,4
Computer programming, consultancy and related activities 14,2 21,6 20,2 7,7 4,5 10,3
Information service activities 21,9 28,6 16,2 2,9 9,5 3,8
Financial service activities 15,9 7,4 12,2 8,5 4,4 3,7
Insurance, reinsurance and pension funding 28,7 18,0 18,0 11,1 10,4 17,7
Activities auxiliary to financial services and insurance activities 16,6 16,6 16,6 16,6 0,0 16,6
Architectural and engineering activities; technical testing and analysis 16,0 17,0 9,1 7,9 6,9 18,6
All NACE - Total 33,6 34,6 27,2 25,2 23,9 33,9
Manufacturing, total 42,7 40,3 29,3 30,9 29,7 42,0
Services, total 23,3 27,9 24,8 18,7 17,2 24,5

Source: Innovation 2008, Statistics Finland

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Director in charge: Leena Storgårds


Updated 10.6.2010

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