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Environmental legislation and initiatives

Concerning Wärtsilä products, the environmental requirements are set at the international level mainly by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the World Bank. In the stationary field national and regional regulations, such as those of the US EPA, Germany, Japan and India are considered important for our products. Along with the introduction of the new Industrial Emission Direction of the EU, a new benchmark also for gas engines will be established.

Wärtsilä actively monitors legislative initiatives and changes in environmental legislation to ensure the company's ability to respond appropriately to future operating limitations. Wärtsilä's R&D activities follow the requirements of the changing operating environment, developing products that give the company a competitive edge while enabling more stringent environmental regulations.