We participate in Bettercoal to establish adequate measures to prevent, monitor, and mitigate coal-related risks. Bettercoal is a not-for-profit initiative established by major European utilities committed to a more responsible coal supply chain. Bettercoal’s assurance system is centered around a supplier assessment process: the organization independently assesses the performance of coal mining operations against the Bettercoal Code 2.0’s twelve principles. We use this information in our ESG due diligence process and in monitoring our supply chain. Bettercoal’s strategy is to prioritize its engagement by working with mining companies in the countries that export the most coal to Europe to promote joint remediation of supplier- and country-specific issues. Bettercoal currently focuses mainly on Colombia and Russia.

Econsense: Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business

Econsense brings together multi-national companies that share a common goal: to actively shape the transition to a more sustainable economy and society. It supports members in embedding sustainability in their strategy, operations, and along their supply chain. Econsense overviews all relevant topics, from environmental protection to human rights. Its focus is always on the business case for sustainability. It currently has 39 members. Uniper has been one of them since 2018.

Oil and Gas Methane Partnership

In 2020 Uniper became a member of the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership (OGMP) 2.0, a voluntary initiative launched by the United Nations Environmental Programme, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the European Commission. Its purpose is to promote industry-wide collaboration in order to help oil and gas companies report and reduce their methane emissions, foster transparency, and share best practices. OGMP’s aim is for the industry to reduce its methane emissions by 45% by 2025. In 2021, OGMP recognized Uniper Energy Storage’s methane reporting as the "gold standard."

Komm, mach MINT

In line with our commitment to greater diversity and inclusion at Uniper, in 2020 we joined Komm, mach MINT, an initiative in Germany that supports young women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The initiative promotes information sharing and helps participants gain insights into the wide range of companies at which STEM skills are relevant.

Dr. Andreas Niehoff Head of Sustainability & Systems

Andreas Niehoff

Head of Sustainability & Systems
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Kathrin Becker

Head of Sustainability Reporting & Stakeholder Engagement
Anne Hem Sustainability Manager

Anne Hem

Senior Sustainability Manager
Oliver Roeder

Oliver Roeder

Head of Sustainability & Financial Media Communication

Our global presence

We continue to strengthen our presence in key markets, develop innovative solutions and acquire companies in prioritized areas. Uniper solutions are sold to over 100 countries and we currently operate in over 40 countries.