Lemminkäinen and two of its employees acquitted of environmental infraction charges
LEMMINKÄINEN CORPORATION PRESS RELEASE 11 JUNE 2015 AT 2.45 PM
LEMMINKÄINEN AND TWO OF ITS EMPLOYEES ACQUITTED OF ENVIRONMENTAL INFRACTION CHARGES
On 11 June 2015, the district court of Tuusula acquitted Lemminkäinen and two of its employees of environmental infraction charges. The court ruled that neither Lemminkäinen nor the two employees were guilty of an environmental infraction.
In late 2014, the prosecutor decided to press charges for an environmental infraction against Lemminkäinen and two of its employees. The alleged offence is related to the quotas for the amount of recycled asphalt used in asphalt production, as defined in the environmental permits of the company’s Sammonmäki asphalt plant. Crushing recycled asphalt for using it as raw material for new asphalt is an ecological practice. It reduces the environmental hazards when compared to asphalt made of virgin materials.
The company has previously issued online press releases in Finnish on this matter on 29 October 2013, 12 December 2014 and 12 May 2015.
Johan Nybergh, General Counsel
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Together with our customers we create conditions that make living, working and travelling functional, safe and healthy. We operate in Northern Europe and employ about 5,600 professionals. In 2014, our net sales were about EUR 2.0 billion. Lemminkäinen Corporation's share is quoted on NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange Helsinki. www.lemminkainen.com