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Vaisala Oyj: Vaisala Commits to 100% Renewable Energy by 2020

Vaisala Corporation Press Release September 8, 2015

Today Vaisala announces its commitment to becoming a 100% renewable energy
powered company by 2020. Vaisala is on the forefront of the energy
revolution, as we shift towards renewable energy across our manufacturing
sites, data centers, and office facilities around the world.

Renewable Energy Provides Clear BenefitsVaisala believes in a future where societies are powered by renewable sources
of energy. By consuming energy and using raw materials in a more sustainable
manner, we can support the evolution towards a more circular economy, leading
to increased wealth and well-being. As Vaisala is strongly involved in the
renewable energy industry through its customers, we see a clear benefit in
advancing the development and use of renewable energy sources. With the ever
growing global demand for energy, sustainable growth can only be reached by
increasing the use of these sources. The private sector needs to be the
driver of change, and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Vaisala President and CEO, Kjell Forsén: "Compared to its size, Vaisala has an
essential role in today's society through its technologies that keep people
safe every day. We are ambitious not only in our technological advances, but
also in taking action in ensuring a sustainable future for our customers and
other stakeholders, and simultaneously creating a more sustainable business
model for our industry. Vaisala is taking steps today, so that we can be
competitive tomorrow. I am confident that our renewable energy commitment
will encourage other companies to follow suit." Vaisala acknowledges that
renewable energy is critical to the transition to a low-carbon economy. "Not
only do we see that the private sector should show leadership, we want to be
in the forefront of developing technologies that makes it possible for
industries to transition into efficient renewable energy sources."

Local Co-operationVaisala will reach the 2020 target by working together with local energy
supplier as well as continuing to produce some of its own renewable energy.
The company's headquarters and main production facility in Vantaa, Finland is
already a prime example of sustainable manufacturing. The site has achieved
its zero-waste to landfill target already a few years ago, and has on-site
solar and geothermal energy production. Today, the entire site is powered
100% by renewables using wind power from the local energy supplier, Vantaa

Vaisala is also strengthening its commitment, by engaging with the Road to
Paris initiative that calls for companies to commit to ambitious climate
actions, and to support a universal climate agreement ahead of the 2015 Paris
Climate Conference in December.

For more information, watch thevideo messageand visit Vaisala'ssustainability

Contact information:

Tomi Rintanen, Sustainability Manager
tomi.rintanen@vaisala.com, tel. +358 40 4822478

Liisa Ahtiluoto, Communications Director
liisa.ahtiluoto@vaisala.com, tel. +358 40 7307695

About Vaisala

Vaisala is a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement.
Building on 79 years of experience, Vaisala contributes to a better quality
of life by providing a comprehensive range of innovative observation and
measurement products and services for chosen weather-related and industrial
markets. Headquartered in Finland, Vaisala employs approximately 1,600
professionals worldwide and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki stock
exchange. www.vaisala.com www.twitter.com/VaisalaGroup


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The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Vaisala Oyj via Globenewswire


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