During 2010, Wärtsilä received the following external recognitions:
Wärtsilä won the "Best Employer of the Year" award at the 4th International Maritime Excellence Awards in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Best Employer of the Year Award recognises an organisation's commitment to providing world class training, collaborative working environment, on-time appraisals and promotion opportunities to its employees.
Wärtsilä received an award for supplier excellence from CNOOC, the China National Offshore Oil Corporation.
Wärtsilä's Sustainability Report won first prize in Finland's Corporate Responsibility Reporting 2010 competition in which corporations' responsibility reporting in 2009 was assessed.
Wärtsilä's electronic Annual Report 2009 was selected best annual report in Europe. The prize was handed out at the European Excellence Awards ceremony in Prague, the Czech Republic.