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About us Sustainability


Messukeskus is a pioneer in sustainability in the events industry and works in the areas of social, economic and environmental responsibility. Sustainability work is reported annually in accordance with the UN’s sustainable development goals.

  • Together with our customers, we organize attractive and safe events that enable encounters.
  • We are committed to sustainable choices in our operations.
  • We invest in a safe working environment as well as the well-being of our employees and partners.

For us, responsibility is actions

Our environmental system has been ISO 14001 certified since 2009, and we are committed to achieving the goals of the UN’s sustainable development action program, Agenda 2030. In accordance with the program, we aim for sustainable development, which takes the environment, economy and people into account equally.

Solar power from our roof

The first solar panels were installed on the roofs of Messukeskus in the summer of 2019. Now they produce 533 MWh per year, about the annual consumption of 250 apartment buildings. The solar power plant opened in cooperation with Helen increases the share of renewable energy in our energy use. At the same time, the need for cooling is reduced, as the solar panels also have a shading effect.

Did you know that you too can become a solar electricity producer by renting your own nameplate from the Messukeskus solar power plant?

An energy-efficient venue

Messukeskus uses the latest building technology: solar electricity, geothermal heat, district cooling, heat recovery and LED technology. Within a decade, we have halved our water consumption, reduced heat consumption by a fifth and electricity consumption by 15%.

The Energy Agency and Motiva awarded us as an energy-wise event center in 2017. We are participating in Motiva’s energy efficiency agreement and aim to achieve significant savings in consumption through our energy conservation program.

99% of waste for reuse

All of our premises have recycling facilities. Recycled paper and cardboard, bio-waste, recycled wood, glass, plastics, metal waste and carpets are sorted in our eco-points. During the construction and dismantling of events, our customers are assisted by an environmental supervisor.

Are you our customer? If you want to make climate-friendly product choices, follow the responsibility markings in our product catalog!


Climate actions, work and income for the capital region

Messukeskus aims for sustainable development, where the environment, economy and people are taken into account equally.

I was taken by how accessible the Messukeskus listening environment is. The induction loop in the seminar room worked like a dream. It was easy and quick to connect to it with your own device, the sound quality and audibility was excellent. This level of service is rarely found in Finland. I really appreciate this!”

/ Hearing-impaired customer

Together we can do more

UNISEF Finland

Our cooperation with UNICEF Finland enabled UNICEF to acquire 56,100 bags of life-saving peanut paste for malnourished children. That amount is enough for 1335 children for two weeks. We have also supported the Ukraine collection together. You can find UNICEF Finland’s stand at many of our events.

Support for learning

Messukeskus offers a unique learning environment for Ammattiopisto Live students. Students e.g. take care of cleanliness, support the well-being of our exhibitors as booth attendants and participate in event-time customer service

Messusäätiö is involved in many things

Suomen Messusäätiö supports Finnish know-how by rewarding successful and developing projects. The foundation annually distributes around 400,000 euros worth of scholarships, grants and recognition and incentive awards to experts in various fields. Messusäätiö is one of our company’s shareholders.

May we introduce: responsibility manager Hanne Lindroos

Energy efficiency, recycling and social responsibility: At Messukeskus, they are not just words, but everyday activities and expertise verified by certificates.

Messukeskus is accessible

Messukeskus is an accessible event center for all its guests. All our entrances are accessible, all parts of the building are accessible by elevator, and there are accessible toilets on all floors. Parking with disabled tags is free, and the assistant of a disabled person can enter the events organized by Messukeskus free of charge.

  • Entry and passage from one space to another are barrier-free
  • All floors are accessible by elevator
  • Disabled parking free of charge
  • The assistant of a disabled person can attend the events free of charge
  • EU disability card destination

Sustainable events

This is how you create a carbon-smart stand, meeting or event

How do you take care of sustainability at the exhibition stand? How do you organize a meeting, conference or business event responsibly?

Give us some ideas!

Do you want to ask more about our actions for sustainable events? Or do you maybe have new ideas for us?