Strategy on Sustainability

Audiovisual Producers Finland – APFI, Finland’s trade association for producers of audiovisual content, is currently creating a national sustainability strategy which aims to help develop a more sustainable working culture in the film and television sector. The strategy will be built around the global Agenda2030 agenda for sustainable development and will cover social and cultural as well as economic and ecological responsibility.

Work on the national strategy began in the spring of 2021. First the three-year initiative (2021-2024) will concentrate on ecological aspects of productions filmed in Finland. APFI and its partners have partnered with UK-developed international albert environmental system for the use of Finland’s audiovisual industry at a national level.

The Strategy on Sustainability is made possible by partners who not only fund but also commit to the strategy:

Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE
Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture AVEK
Finnish Film Foundation
The Finnish Television Academy
Business Finland
City of Helsinki
City of Forssa
Finnish Lapland Film Commission
North Finland Film Commission
West Finland Film Commission
East Finland Film Commission
Southeast Finland Film Commission
Film Tampere
Åland Film Commission
Trade Union for Theatre and Media Finland
AVATE (union of Finnish Actors’ Union, Association of Finnish Film Directors SELO, and Writers Guild of Finland)

The starting of the strategy (02-08/2021) was supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture.

More information: Anne Puolanne /