Uniper's new Sustainability Plan for 2019 - 2022
Our sustainability strategy takes into account the UN’s “sustainable development goals” that are relevant to our activities.
As an energy company, we are aware that we operate in a rapidly changing environment. Under the motto “Generating Change,” we want to take part in shaping change and play a leading role in the energy transition. That’s sufficient reason for us to define a strategic sustainability plan with our goals for the coming three years, which will serve as a guideline for our day-to-day operations as well as our business processes and decisions.
In preparing our sustainability plan, we committed ourselves to the United Nation’s “sustainable development goals” (SDGs). These provide an important framework for managing change at Uniper and for measuring progress both inside and outside the company. The United Nations has defined 17 such goals for sustainable development around the globe. From these, we prioritized nine SDGs with the greatest relevance to our business activities, for example “affordable and clean energy” and “measures to protect the climate.”
We have made a commitment to clearly defined goals associated with each of these SDG issues. This includes reducing CO2 intensity to an average of 500 g per kilowatt hour and pursuing at least 20 projects targeted at decarbonization. For us, sustainability means more than merely advocating for a safe and reliable supply of energy, it also means standing up for the rights of our employees. Which is why we enforce employee rights, provide a safe work environment, have no tolerance for discrimination, and work to achieve equal opportunities. Discover more on our sustainability website.
The new sustainability plan builds on our strengths in the area of sustainability. Our multiple hydro-powered and gas-fired plants play a prominent role in this regard by providing an energy supply low in CO2, quickly responding to fluctuations in the power grid, and ensuring a high degree of grid stability. Uniper’s gas storage facilities in Germany, Austria, and the UK are also contributing to the success of the energy transition. Last but not least, our low-carbon baseload plants have contributed to reducing CO2 in the last two years.
You can read our new Strategic Sustainability Plan!