Our environmental responsibility

To meet the unprecedented challenges we are facing, acceleration is needed. At Vattenfall we are ready to do our part.   

Good environmental performance is fundamental for the success of our business and environmental aspects are managed as an integrated part of our business. We take our environmental responsibility seriously. In accordance with our environmental policy, we commit to become climate neutral, to protect nature and biodiversity and to use resources sustainably. Our foundation is a strong and responsible environmental culture, with high emphasis on environmental management on all levels of the company and certified management systems, which we have for almost 100% of our energy production and energy management sites.

To concretise how we work to deliver on our policy commitments we have developed the Vattenfall "Environmental action plan 2030" that defines our ambitions and targets for our environmental work.

Environmental policy

Environmental considerations are part of our daily operations.

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Our environmental initiatives

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Watch the video with Helle Herk-Hansen, Head of Environment, presenting our environmental commitments and what we do to deliver on them.

Vattenfall Environmental Action Plan 2030

Our key environmental actions for the next decade

Strengthened by our achievements so far, we will now continue the path we are on and ensure that we continuously deliver positive impact. Our Environmental Action Plan 2030 outlines key environmental actions for the next decade by setting both long-term 2030 ambitions for our focus areas, as well as shorter term targets and supporting activities.

Read more about our 2030 ambitions, targets and how we work within:

News and press releases

Fish in water

Fish recognition algorithms can stop invasive species

With the help of AI, Vattenfall’s personnel at the Stornorrforsen hydro power plant have been able to identify fish based on a large number of characteristics. They now hope to further devel...

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Vattenfall maps its impact on biodiversity in the full value chain

Vattenfall is a pioneer in measuring the overall impact on biodiversity. Now a comprehensive analysis has been carried out of how the company’s economic activities impact biodiversity throug...

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Wind power and biodiversity come together at Hollandse Kust West offshore wind farm

To be sustainable, offshore wind power must be rolled out in harmony with nature and the environment. Critical biodiversity research, groundbreaking innovations and updates to wind turbines ...

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Major focus on biodiversity

22 May is the International Day for Biological Diversity, a topic that is closely connected to the climate challenge. Josefin Blanck, strategic environmental advisor at Vattenfall, sees how ...

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Vattenfall explores new ways to quantify biodiversity

Vattenfall and French based CDC Biodiversité, a leading European organization in biodiversity assessments, have started a collaboration to assess Vattenfall’s biodiversity footprint. This is...

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Rooftop meadow. Photo: Urbio.
Photo: Urbio.

Vattenfall shares ideas for biodiversity enhancement

Against the serious backdrop of a global loss of biodiversity, Vattenfall has decided to share some of its experience within biodiversity in a catalogue of ideas for initiatives that can sup...

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