Climate & the environment
Rising sea levels and shifting climate zones: The consequences of human induced climate change are being felt faster than predicted. And as an energy company, it is high time that we take on this global challenge. With a focus on renewables, we are investing in practically limitlessly available sources such as solar or wind energy. These innovative solutions have already been providing our customers with climate-friendly energy for many years.
To protect the climate, we shouldn't just produce our energy in a way that releases as little CO2 as possible; we should also reduce overall global consumption of energy. We support our customers with this and tailor to their individual requirements. For private customers, there is demand for comfortable, app-supported energy management solutions. For business customers, we develop comprehensive energy solutions with versatile components such as solar, power-heat coupling, or even concepts for increasing energy efficiency using new lighting technologies. Our main aim is to reduce harmful emissions and thereby reduce our customers' CO2 footprint.
We are continuously reducing our own CO2 footprint. That's why in 2017 we developed a new climate strategy that sets out targets and measures. The strategy focuses on the reduction of CO2 emissions released associated with the sale of power and natural gas to our customers. This is because these emissions (Scope 3) constitute a large part of our CO2 footprint.