Wärtsilä aims to contribute towards the well-being of local communities in which the company is present. Means for this include, for example, creating employment, paying taxes and social dues, providing training and education to employees, co-operating with local stakeholders, and supporting local development.
We are involved in global sponsorships, which are compatible with our purpose (Enabling sustainable societies with smart technology), and which bring our key themes clean environment, energy intelligence and market shaping and innovation into life in a natural way.
The Board of Directors, Wärtsilä Corporation, and subsidiaries provide financial support for a number of charities on a corporate, national and project level. The Board of Directors have supported activities focusing on children and youth, nature and environmental protection, national defence, and medical and technical research. Wärtsilä has also supported, for example, Caribbean communities hit by hurricanes financially and with technical support, a Tanzanian girls's football team, universities and the Seabin project.