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

A Radio Fossil Freedom charging point. Photograper: Pontus Hammarström

“Radio Fossil Freedom”: Listen to future radio while you charge

What would a radio program from the future sound like – one generation from today?

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CO2 Chimeney

The EU emissions trading system shows its muscles

In her speech at US President Joe Biden's climate summit, Vattenfall's CEO Anna Borg called the price of CO2 emissions the single most effective tool for achieving climate targets. Here is t...

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A lady's-slipper orchid. Photographer: Bengt Hemström

Vattenfall Number 1 on Biodiversity ranking

Vattenfall takes the first place of this year’s edition of Ecogain’s Biodiversity Index.

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Vattenfall's President and CEO Anna Borg

Vattenfall´s CEO commits to the Paris Agreement

In a speech at the White House Leader’s Summit on Climate on Friday, Vattenfall CEO Anna Borg commits to meet the targets in the Paris agreement:

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Steel mill

Decarbonisation through electrification – a comprehensive overview

Although climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time, it holds immense opportunities for creative and innovative solutions. Vattenfall has a unique position to seize these op...

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Vattenfall's President and CEO Anna Borg

Vattenfall’s CEO Anna Borg to attend White House Leaders summit on Climate

Vattenfall's President and CEO, Anna Borg, has been invited by U.S. President Biden to speak at the White House Leaders Summit on Climate.

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Related content

Three Vattenfall employees

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

A laptop, a pile of papers and a mobile phone on a table

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

A wind employee carrying equipment

Sustainability ratings are an increasingly important consideration for investors.

See also

A group of children on a hill

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

A girl in a green sweater looking into the camera

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.