Johanna Pirinen is the Director of Corporate Responsibility at Konecranes.
What is the connection between circular economy and your work?
Circular economy provides a framework for different sustainability business models. The concept is a response to the current unsustainable linear economy model. In short, our planet simply cannot keep up with current consumption and production patterns.
Thus, the concept of circular economy combines economic models with ecological principles such that it ties economy and ecology together.
How is Konecranes involved in circular economy?
Konecranes utilizes the concept of circular economy when developing our business models and making longer-term decisions. Overall, our traditional business is aligned with the concept of circular economy, including product design, available spare parts, modernizations, and diagnostics. In addition, our service business aims to assist customers with maintaining functional cranes without interruption. Also, our new warehouse management system, the Agilon, is leased with a monthly fee and is not built on the sale of equipment.
Johanna Pirinen is tasked with developing and managing corporate responsibility initiatives at Konecranes, such as those related to integrity, safety, people, and the environment.
Pirinen started her career at Konecranes as an Environmental Manager in 2008, and became the Director of Corporate Responsibility in 2015.