Innokas Medical and its personnel participated in the Cycling Competition (Kilometrikisa in Finnish), which is a playful contest for different kinds of teams aiming to enthuse people to cycle more. The Cycling Competition started on 1st of May and it was closed at the end of September (on 22nd).
“The Innokas team consisted of all Innokas employees who wanted to take part. Participants recorded their cycled kilometers during the race, raising the total amount of cycled kilometers by Innokas team”, tells Satu Heiskari, who works as Sourcing Manager at Innokas Medical. She is also taking actively part in Innokas TYKY team, which promotes work ability and well-being at work by organizing different kinds of activities and events for Innokas employees.
“We organized the participation in the Cycling Competition with our TYKY team few years ago for the first time. During that race, we gathered altogether almost 13 000 cycled kilometers. Now we hit our new record as this year we gathered altogether over 15 000 cycled kilometers”, she continues.
Nationally, there were altogether 2549 teams taking part in the competition and they gathered altogether 26 222 826 cycled kilometers during the race.
Chain Reaction as part of Cycling Competition
In addition to Cycling Competition, Innokas Medical and its personnel took also part in the Chain Reaction launched by Finnish Red Cross. In Chain Reaction, the teams were cycling to fight against the climate change; the target was to help Southern Africa and Tadzhikistan’s mountain regions, which are suffering from the lack of food and clean water due to climate change.
“Taking part in the Cycling Competition promotes both health and well-being of our employees. Through Chain Reaction, we wanted to carry out our social responsibility as a company. I am very thankful for our TYKY team who organized Innokas’ participation both in the Cycling Competition and in the Chain Reaction”, Elina Rautiola, who is working as Head of Marketing and Communications at Innokas, comments.
The idea of the Chain Reaction is based on the reduction of exhaust emissions, as every cycled 25 kilometers will reduce CO2 emissions by about 4kg. Every team who took part in the Chain Reaction will support Finnish Red Cross’ work against the climate change with 1 euro donation for every 25 kilometers cycled.
“By the kilometers our team cycled, we donated over 600 euros to Finnish Red Cross charity work. We also save on gas with 1100 liters and reduced CO2 emission by about 2700 kg”, Heiskari tells.
Nationally, altogether 235 teams took part in the Chain Reaction, and the teams donated Finnis Red Cross with 110 000 euros donations. With these donations, Finnish Red Cross will help building low-water-producing crops and water systems in Southern Africa and Tadzhikistan’s mountain regions.
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