Social responsibility

Engaging with society stakeholders

Understanding, balancing and responding to the varied and sometimes conflicting priorities of stakeholders is an important part of Vattenfall's responsibility. Engaging with our stakeholders in a constant dialogue helps us learn what they consider important, what is expected from us, to find suitable solutions, gain acceptance and make the best decisions possible.

As we have a broad impact, we have many different stakeholders. They include our customers, NGOs, local communities, business partners, suppliers, authorities, the owner (the Swedish State), employees and society at large.

We engage with our stakeholders in many different ways, including the Vattenfall Project Management Model (for projects), round tables, bilateral dialogues and the materiality analyses, through which we learn about stakeholders' priorities related to Vattenfall and our operations, and their expectations on us.

Materiality analysis

See our latest materiality analysis for more information on our stakeholders' priorities and expectations on Vattenfall.

Initiatives and memberships


Vattenfall also engages with stakeholders through participating in or endorsing initiatives and organisations.

Examples of initiatives and organisations Vattenfall endorses or participates in, are:

The UN Global Compact
Centre for European Policy Studies
CSR Europe
European Technology Platform for Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants – ZEP
Global CCS Institute
Partnering Against Corruption Initiative – PACI
World Business Council on Sustainable Development
World Economic Forum

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See also

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