Vattenfall’s environmental policy applies throughout the group. An important part of Vattenfall’s vision is to be among the leaders in developing environmentally sustainable energy production.
This means that:
- For each energy source and each type of technology, we strive to be amongst the best in class.
- Safety, performance and co-operation are fundamental in our operation.
- We do our utmost to choose modern, efficient and environmentally effective technologies while making a sound assessment, balancing environment and economy when making investments.
- We strive to increase our use of energy sources and technologies with low emissions of carbon dioxide and other emissions.
- We invest in research and development to improve energy efficiency in our operations, to increase the competitiveness of our renewable and low emission energy sources and to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions from our power plants.
- We have a structured and systematic approach to taking environmental and other essential sustainability aspects into account, including setting requirements and targets as well as performing follow-ups. We handle this as an integral part of our business management and have regular strategic discussions within top management.
- We specify and assess environmental, social and ethical performance when selecting suppliers, contractors and business partners.
- We promote customers efficient use of energy as a means to reduce environmental impact.
Our performance in environmental matters is a foundation for a sound business development and for improving our competitive position. We comply with existing laws, regulations and permits. By making continuous improvements, our ambition is to be in the lead and set a good example in the markets where we are active.
Within our sphere of activity, we focus on environmental protection, pollution prevention and human health. Our actions are characterised by respect for the cultures of the regions in which we operate.
We are committed to maintaining an open dialogue concerning the environmental aspects of our management, operations and products. We endeavour to provide energy solutions that support a sustainable development of the society.