At the Annual Environmentally-friendly Company gala on Wednesday evening PAKRI Science and Industrial Park was awarded the title of the most environmentally-friendly Estonian company for the development of environmentally-friendly and green technology, having left behind major market actors such as Eesti Energia and Kunda Nordic Tsement. “For me, the founder and CEO of the industrial park this was the recognition most close to my soul and heart for all the efforts applied”, said Enn Laansoo Jr., who started developing PAKRI Science and Industrial Park 11 years ago. “Recognition is needed, yes, but at this point it is important to see who we were competing with – large businesses having significantly better tools to bring advanced and efficient technological processes to the country – and PAKRI among them: a private company, where vision, experience and will of the team have been moving us to this day during all these years”, told Laansoo and added that everyone in Estonian has now an opportunity to get a part of the industrial park as an investor.
Recently PAKRI developed a green label for its customers, now it is complemented by the honorably deserved Environmental Label. “For further development and implementation of environmental challenges we need production companies and by this we can reduce our customers’ costs and environmental footprints”, confirmed Laansoo Jr.. “Energy independence, continuous growth of green energy share, reduction of customers’ energy costs, efficient production – all this has led PAKRI to the title of the best environmentally-friendly company. In the park we persistently contribute to environmental protection and responsibility being currently a growing trend and that is what production companies can value when choosing us”, added Laansoo Jr.. In the PAKRI Science and Industrial Park a unique smart industrial city is being permanently extended and enlarged on the area of 65 hectares. Currently 22 productions and over 35 green technology business service customers are active in more than 20,000 square meters industrial premises, development and testing facilities. In the park renewable energy is generated by a cogeneration plant, from the sun and wind. PAKRI is a member of the Paldiski Entrepreneurs’ Association, Smart City Cluster, Sustainable Property and Energy Cluster, Wind Technology Union and Wind Technology Cluster and since three years the enterprise holds the silver quality level label of a responsible business, being the first responsible industrial park in Estonia.
On the photo: Environment Minister Siim Kiisler, PAKRI CEO Enn Laansoo Jr.. and PAKRI Sales and Communication Manager Klaire Kuusk. Photographer: Raul Mee