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

Vattenfall once again number one in biodiversity ranking

Vattenfall has once again taken first place in Ecogain’s biodiversity index.  Some of the largest companies across Europe have been assessed, with  Ecogain evaluating biodiversity ...

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Ulrika Jardfelt, Senior Vice President Business Area Heat at Vattenfall

Comment from Vattenfall on our use of biomass

Ulrika Jardfelt, Senior Vice President Business Area Heat at Vattenfall comments on an open letter from a number of environmental organizations on Vattenfall’s use of biomass.

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Vattenfall once again receives top marks for its sustainability performance

Vattenfall’s sustainability performance once again receives the highest rating – platinum – in the ranking from EcoVadis, a leader in sustainability assessments.

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Turbine foundation design creates new home for marine life

Vattenfall has joined forces with Dutch nature conservation organization De Rijke Noordzee on a study to find out how the nature inclusive design of turbine foundations can support marine li...

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Heat plant Carpe Futurum in Uppsala, Sweden.

Vattenfall inaugurates new heat plant Carpe Futurum in Uppsala, Sweden

Vattenfall's new biofuel heat plant Carpe Futurum in Uppsala, Sweden, has now been inaugurated and taken into operation. The new plant will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 2...

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Anna Borg, Vattenfall CEO

Anna Borg in WEF panel on innovations for the climate

Vattenfall’s CEO Anna Borg is participating in a World Economic Forum panel talk with Bill Gates and John Kerry about the steps needed to drive climate innovation. View and listen online!

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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.

Two technicians climbing a Kliegers Flak wind turbine.

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.