Environmental costs

Concerning Wärtsilä’s operations, we have defined expenditures as environmental expenditures if they are related to soil, water and air pollution control, waste management, environmental management, or noise control.

A substantial proportion of the company's investments in product development are targeted at securing environmental compliancy providing short- and long-term benefits for the whole value chain and ultimately for the environment.

Expenditures 2019  2018 2017 2016 2015
R&D costs (MEUR)
164 165 141 131 132
Environmental costs
   
  Environmental capital expenditures (MEUR) 1.0 0.6 4.0 0.7 0.5
Environmental operating expenditures (MEUR) 3.8 4.0 3.8 4.0 4.6
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