CO2 DataHub project & ESG ecosystem

CO2 DataHub entity, led by Vastuu Group enabled carbon dioxide emissions to be cut more accurately with data.

The CO2 DataHub project

Active project work period was 03/2022 - 05/2023.

Ecosystem work will start officially in the fall of 2023 and will continue the work of the CO2 DataHub project. 

The project was funded by Business Finland and the NextGeneration EU framework. 

The project developed

methods to measure, report and lead with reliable CO2 emission data regarding the whole value chain of companies and cities.

The research focused on the management of all emission scopes (1, 2 & 3). Within the construction industry, logistics and real estate energy consumption areas. 

The project built

ground for operating an ESG ecosystem. During the project, a steering group was gathered and it consisted of professionals from various fields of real estate, construction, logistics etc. 

 The steering group helped to create the vision and steered the growth model and international CO2-data handling principles. 

The project created 

progressive understanding for the participating organizations on: 

defining their supply chain footprint, managing the CO2 data and identifying parts in their supply chain where environmental impacts can be economically reduced. 

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A project by Vastuu Group

The core working group of the project consisted of VTT, Aalto, Sitowise ja Platform of Trust.

A major part of the project were the use case-based pilot projects with companies, cities and municipalities. 

Platform of Trust ensured reliable and sustainable data exchange. The platform offers an operating model for freeing up information flows. It harmonizes data which helps to utilize it automatically. 

 One of the project goals was to create and start the work of the future ESG ecosystem. The steering group’s mission was to align and guide joint decision-making. 


Roles in the project

The work in the project was divided into three important parts. Each of them had a special role to play. 

Project core workgroup

Conducted the research, developed the methods to measure and report CO2 emissions and provided leadership-enhancing opportunities using data along the entire value chain of companies and governmental entities.

ESG ecosystem steering group

An essential part of the entity was the multidisciplinary steering group of the ecosystem, which promoted the creation of a vision for the ecosystem and controlled the growth model and the national principles for processing
Chairing the steering group was Anne Kaiser, Sustainability Manager for Saint-Gobain Finland.

Customer use case pilots brought

Market insights. 
Understanding of CO2 emissions within the supply chain and data management. 
Data product trials. 
Case workshops. 

Customer use case pilots

Valuable information and understanding

Customer pilots played a vital part in the project. Customers’ use cases provided us with valuable market information and enabled us to cultivate an understanding of the bigger picture in the field. These pilot projects also studied the possibilities for prototyping. 

The core work team from Vastuu Group, VTT, Sitowise and Platform of Trust organized workshops and pilot work in co-operation with our pilot customers. 


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CO2 DataHub vision 2024


“In the year 2024, the CO2 DataHub is an inspiring role model that attracts key players and together leads the construction and real estate industries to improve their carbon footprint and overall sustainability.

Steering group
8th September 2022

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Project blog posts can be found in Finnish