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.

Help us shape Vattenfall’s strategy

Our stakeholder survey on sustainability helps us understand stakeholder expectations and focus our work on the highest priority areas.

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

Windfarm under construction

Vattenfall aims to build the world’s first offshore hydrogen cluster in the Netherlands

In the future, more and more of our energy will come from wind and solar power. Since nothing changes as much as the weather, the amount of electricity supplied by wind and solar is also in ...

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Offshore wind power plant

Vattenfall offshore wind farm will use recyclable wind turbine blades

The Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm in the Netherlands will use a new type of wind turbine blades that can be recycled. The blades are made with a new type of resin which makes it eas...

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Wind turbine blades. Photo: Vattenfall/Ben Bladen

Old Dutch wind turbine blades becomes new skis

Vattenfall has set a target to recycle all dismantled wind turbine blades by 2030, and 50 percent of the blades already by 2025. Turbine blades from Dutch Wind farm Irene Vorrink will be the...

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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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EcoVadis platinum symbol

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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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

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.