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

Preem's refinery plant in Lysekil

Vattenfall and Preem continue their collaboration on fossil-free hydrogen gas for biofuels

The conditions are excellent for building an electrolysis plant for producing hydrogen gas for biofuel in Lysekil, as shown by the study conducted in the spring. Producing hydrogen through f...

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CAKE - first generation bike prototype

Vattenfall and CAKE join forces to develop the first fossil-free motorcycle

Vattenfall and the Swedish manufacturer of electric motorcycles CAKE have signed a letter of intent to share expertise and know-how in their respective fields of competence with the aim...

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Vattenfall replaces parts of the existing dam at Lilla Edet's power station

Less cement makes climate-smarter concrete

Vattenfall has developed a climate-smart hydropower concrete with less cement content that can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by around a quarter.

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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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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.