Wärtsilä has signed the UN Global Compact initiative in 2009. Wärtsilä supports the ten principles of the Global Compact with respect to human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. Wärtsilä is committed to align the strategy, culture and day-to-day operations with the principles, and to engage in collaborative projects, which advance sustainable development. Wärtsilä's Code of Conduct and sustainability programmes are the practical tools to progress the principles in our sphere of influence.
Wärtsilä participates in the Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI). The initiative brings together some of the biggest companies in the maritime sector with the aim of creating a sustainable and successful shipping industry by 2040.
Wärtsilä participates in the Sustainable Marine Biofuel Initiative, the purpose of which is to accelerate the development of reliable combustion engines for sustainable, scalable, and affordable marine bio-fuels.
Wärtsilä has signed the Finnish Business and Society's (FIBS) Diversity Charter. Wärtsilä has also signed an agreement in 2008, whereby the Finnish industry voluntarily endeavours to use energy more efficiently. Wärtsilä North America Inc. has joined the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) agreement, signed in 2003.