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

Some members of the First Movers Coalition, led by the World Economic Forum and the US Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, meet on the sidelines of COP26.

Vattenfall joins First Movers Coalition and commits to purchase low carbon products and technologies

Today, the First Movers Coalition was launched at COP26 in Glasgow by the U.S. State Department and the World Economic Forum.

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SAS, Vattenfall, Shell and LanzaTech to explore synthetic sustainable aviation fuel production

Vattenfall, SAS, Shell and LanzaTech will together investigate the production of the world’s first synthetic sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

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Annika Ramsköld, Head of Sustainability

Vattenfall at COP26: Will the world step up to the climate challenge?

Vattenfall recently committed to the 1.5 degree target as one of the few leading energy companies taking this critical step. Now it’s time for the countries in the COP 26 climate summit to a...

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Vattenfall offshore wind turbines

Vattenfall commits to landfill ban and to recycle all wind turbine blades by 2030

Vattenfall has set ambitious targets in how to deal with wind turbine blades at end of life. An immediate commitment to a landfill ban on decommissioned wind turbine blades has been made.

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Vattenfall’s CEO Anna Borg and US Envoy John Kerry

Anna Borg met with John Kerry in Geneva

Vattenfall’s CEO Anna Borg was specially invited to the World economic Forum in Geneva by US Envoy for the Climate John Kerry.

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Vattenfall's President and CEO Anna Borg

Vattenfall increases its emission reduction targets – now in line with 1.5 degrees Celsius scenario

Vattenfall has decided to further increase its emission reduction targets for 2030 and beyond, aiming to reach net zero by 2040.

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Related content

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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

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.