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

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Vattenfall signs EUR 2 billion revolving credit facility with link to sustainability performance

Vattenfall signs EUR 2 billion revolving credit facility with link to sustainability performance

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Jan Moström President and CEO of LKAB, Magnus Hall, President and CEO of Vattenfall, Isabella Lövin, Minister for Environment and Climate, Stefan Löfven, Swedish Prime Minister and Martin Lindqvist, President and CEO of SSAB.

HYBRIT: SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall to start up the world’s first pilot plant for fossil-free steel

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven started up the plant together with Isabella Lövin,

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Vattenfall drives sector integration as member of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance

Hydrogen will be important for the next phase of the European energy transition. Vattenfall, who drives innovative projects such as HYBRIT, now also joins the European Clean Hydrogen Allianc...

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The HYBRIT pilot plant in Luleå. Photo: Åsa Bäcklin, HYBRIT

Media invitation: HYBRIT – the world’s very first pilot plant for fossil-free steel is now to start operation

SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall will be starting the test operation of HYBRIT’s globally unique pilot plant for the production of fossil-free sponge iron, a decisive step toward fossil-free ...

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Vattenfall becomes member of the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance

Vattenfall has signed up to the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance, whose mission is to move the global digital sector towards zero-emissions.

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Climate change still perceived as the most pressing problem of our time

Despite the health crisis, climate change is still seen by the public in several European countries as the biggest issue that mankind faces. This is the finding of new research released toda...

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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.

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Vattenfall is investing in a greater share of renewable generation.