Our Commitments

We do not want to promote sustainability only within our company, but also externally. Therefore we are involved in memberships, initiatives and support, amongst others, the United Nations “Global Compact” and the “Sustainable Development Goals“.

Commitment to the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact (since 2005) Through our commitment to the ten principles, we commit ourselves to compliance with human rights and labour and environmental standards and we also participate in the fight against corruption.
SDG Self-Commitment by the E.ON Board of Management (2018) Affirms our commitment to good corporate governance and to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN).
Climate Commitment (2020)  With this commitment, we set ourselves ambitious climate targets and call on societal actors to take measures to protect the climate.
Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) (since 2019) With our commitment to the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) we want to help establish consistent, comparable, and accurate climate disclosures in line with TCFD recommendations.
econsense – Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business (since 2000) This network of 36 Germany-based multinational companies is dedicated to promoting sustainability in the companies' operational practice, corporate strategy, and supply chain. It serves as a forum for sharing knowledge and agreeing on shared positions on sustainability issues. We've participated in a variety of econsense working groups.
The Sustainability Code (Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitskodex – DNK) (since 2011) We support the Sustainability Code and take the criteria of the German Council for Sustainable Development, a panel of experts commissioned by the German federal government, into account in our sustainability reporting
The Luxembourg Declaration (2009) With this declaration we commit ourselves to comply with European standards for promoting occupational health.
Düsseldorf Statement of The Seoul Declaration (2009) This statement commits us to foster a culture of prevention with regard to occupational health and safety.
Code of Responsible Conduct for Business (2010) Commits us and a number of other German companies with global operations to conduct value-oriented corporate governance and to uphold the principles of a social market economy, such as fair competition, social partnerships, the performance principle, and sustainability.
Declaration of Compliance with the German Corporate Governance Code (since 2002) Annual declaration by the Executive and Supervisory Boards that E.ON SE is complying with the German Corporate Governance Code pursuant to Section161 of the German Stock Corporation Act
"Diversity Charter" Initiative (signed 2008) This German business initiative has as its goal the promotion of diversity in businesses and institutions. By signing this initiative, we are showing our commitment towards creating a work environment that is free from prejudice.
Statement of the DAX 30 companies (signed 2011)

With this statement, we reaffirm our commitment to equal opportunities between women and men in professional life and undertake to promote and involve women on a systematic basis.


Global companies call for a minimum carbon price Support Statement (November 2018)

In this declaration, the companies reaffirm their intention to proactively and collectively combat climate change through their business activities.


European CEOs Call to Action (May 2019) In this declaration about 100 CEOs call to to action and collaboration for a new Deal for Europe, in partnership with CSREuropeOrg. We believe collaboration within Europe is a crucial part to achieve inclusive growth, climate action and sustainable prosperity.