As of year 2011, all our stores have complied with the operational principles of the international ISO 14001 Environmental Management System. In 2014, all Alko’s stores, regional offices and the head office in Helsinki received an ISO 14001 Environmental Certificate granted by an independent external verifier agency. The certificate was re-audited and updated to ISO 14001:2015 version in 2016. To honor this achievement a framed copy of the renewed certificate is displayed on the wall of every Alko store.A well-functioning environmental system helps take environmental matters into account across all operations, be it energy savings, recycling of waste material or training of staff. The activities also have agreed goals; with help of concrete targets the environmental impacts can be reduced and in the best case, eliminated.