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Halton Group nominates new Chief Sustainability Officer

We are pleased to announce that Riikka Paarma, M.Sc. in Sustainable Enterprising, will join Halton as our new Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) March 1st, 2024. She will be a member of Halton Group’s Executive Team.

Riikka has experience on senior sustainability transformation and sustainable business roles in multiple industries and in consulting. She joins Halton from EY-Parthenon, where she has worked as Partner and Nordic lead for Strategy and Transactions Sustainability services. Riikka completed her master’s degree at Stockholm Resilience Centre, University of Stockholm.

With this announcement we also want to thank Hannu Hallila, our recently retired CSO, for his pioneering work in establishing the foundation for systematic sustainability development and reporting during the past six years.

“Climate crisis and pandemics have made Halton’s long-standing mission, enabling sustainable wellbeing in demanding indoor environments, to be more relevant today than ever. This nomination further strengthens the strategic integration of sustainability into our customer promise and our business operations. We are excited to get Riikka to lead and accelerate our sustainability development journey forwards. She has very comprehensive knowledge of various aspects of sustainability transformation. I am excited to get her personal drive and energy added to Halton’s global team,” Kai Konola CEO of Halton Group says.


Further information

Kai Konola, CEO, Halton Group
Tel. +358 40 502 4900



Halton Group is a global technology leader in indoor air solutions for demanding commercial and public premises, workspaces, healthcare institutions and laboratories, professional kitchens, ships, and energy production and industrial environments. Halton’s mission is to provide its end-users with safe, comfortable, and productive indoor environments that are energy-efficient and comply with sustainable principles. The company was founded in Finland in 1969. Today, Halton Group employs over 1,900 people in nearly 40 countries. The company’s turnover in 2023 was appr. Eur 300 million.