Sustainability

Vattenfall’s purpose is to Power Climate Smarter Living and enable fossil free living within one generation.

The purpose provides a clear direction for our strategy and operations, where sustainability considerations are fully integrated. Vattenfall’s strategy reflects the UN Sustainable Development goals and six of these goals have been identified as most relevant to the company and to which Vattenfall can provide the most meaningful global contribution.

Our social responsibility

We have a responsibility for our social impacts. We influence the supply chain and engage with stakeholders.

Our environmental responsibility

We have a responsibility for our environmental impacts. Environmental issues are managed as an integral part of our business.

UN sustainable development goals

Our strategy reflects the UN Sustainable Development goals. Six of these goals have been identified as most relevant to the company.

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News and press releases

The EcoVadis platinum rating score

Vattenfall receives Platinum - highest score possible for its sustainability performance

Vattenfall's sustainability work is of highest quality, Platinum, according to a rating from EcoVadis, a leading source of corporate sustainability evaluation. This strengthens Vattenfall´s ...

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An all-electric heavy truck from Kaunis Iron in pilot project with Vattenfall, among others, to develop a sustainable logistics system

All-electric heavy truck challenges the Arctic climate

Can electrically powered heavy trucks function in 44 °C below zero in northern Sweden? Kaunis Iron is now collaborating with Vattenfall, Volvo Trucks, ABB and Wist Last & Buss in a uniqu...

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Shell, Vattenfall and Wärme Hamburg sign Letter of Intent for 100 MW hydrogen project at Moorburg in Hamburg

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Shell, Vattenfall and municipal company Wärme Hamburg have signed a letter of intent to plan how they can jointly produce hydrogen from wind and solar powe...

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Sweden and Germany are leading the development for electric roads

Germany and Sweden are world leaders when it comes to real-world studies on electric roads. On Gotland, the world's first wireless e-road has been finished.

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Vattenfall and Kaunis Iron in a new partnership concerning electrified fossil-free mining operations

Vattenfall AB and Kaunis Iron AB have signed a letter of intent to develop fossil-free and electrified mining operations at the iron ore mine in Pajala.

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Video: Some important Vattenfall highlights 2020

Despite the corona pandemic, we have taken several important steps towards fossil freedom. Watch this video to learn how.

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We engage with our stakeholders to understand their concerns and expectations on us.

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The sustainability policy and governance measures are part of our management system.

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Sustainability ratings are an increasingly important consideration for investors.

See also

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Vattenfall's strategy originates from our purpose to Power Climate Smarter Living.

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We have decided to make the biggest leap yet to reduce the impact of climate change.

View of pipes and a chimney at Idbäcksverket power plant

Vattenfall is investing in a greater share of renewable generation.