Striving to reduce environmental impact
Vattenfall is committed to meet society’s need for energy in a responsible way. We continuously strive to reduce environmental impact from all our operations and from all our six energy sources (hydro, nuclear, coal, natural gas, wind, biomass).
All use of energy affects our environment: Construction of power stations and power lines causes intrusion in the landscape; building and operating power stations consumes raw materials; and energy and many energy sources produce emissions and waste. However, we must still bear in mind that energy is a prerequisite for life, and electricity makes important contributions to our health and welfare. Vattenfall’s key environmental aspects include energy and resource efficiency, emissions reduction, management of waste and by-products, responsible land use and biodiversity protection.
Vattenfall’s environmental work has larger ambitions than complying with existing regulations. Vattenfall considers environmental responsibility to be the very foundation for sound business development, which improves the company’s competitive position and protects the value of current as well as future assets.