Saving time and emissions - Castrén & Snellman

Decreasing emissions and increasing time savings by - Castrén & Snellman Attorneys Ltd, WWF's Green Office example 2012


After the Finnish Railways VR introduced the rapid Allegro rail connection between Helsinki and St Petersburg, our Green Office certification encouraged us to cut down our carbon emissions and to favour train travel between Helsinki and St Petersburg. Previously, our staff members mainly travelled to our St Petersburg office by air.

In 2008, we travelled a total of 4,336 km by train, while in 2012 this figure was 17,556 km, of which 13,264 km accrued from train travel between Helsinki and St Petersburg. We have also noticed that it is faster to travel this route by train than by air with transfers from the airport to the city.

- Elina Salmi / Green Office coordinator