Our contribution to SDGs
In 2015, the United Nations (UN) created the "Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development," an approach by which the international community can address global challenges. The Agenda 2030 is aimed at facilitating economic progress and prosperity – in a manner consistent with social justice and in keeping with ecological limits to growth.
We support the wide-ranging Agenda 2030 and its 17 goals – the so-called Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With the entry into force of the SDGs in January 2016, all countries and social actors are called upon to contribute to the Agenda's sustainability goals. We, too, endorse the SDGs and we are working to make a contribution toward achieving the following specific objectives.
Ensuring that everyone has access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern forms of energy
We are encouraging the further development of renewable energy. This is how we are helping design a path to a climate-friendly and sustainable supply of energy. Our distribution grids form the basis for this effort since they not only receive the electricity that is generated and distribute it to our customers; they also demonstrate new ways to improve the local power supply and make it more flexible. We are working, for example, on optimising our energy networks, so that households as well as business and industry can continue to be provided with a reliable supply of energy. We also offer assistance to economically disadvantaged customers – because energy should be equally available to all without interruption.
Immediately take action to combat climate change and its impacts
In addition to developing renewable energy – one of our core areas of growth – we also help our customers achieve their own climate goals. Because it is only through the use of climate-friendly generation technologies that the goals for CO2 emissions reduction can be realised. Our array of solutions help our customers in business, manufacturing, the public sector as well as our residential customers reduce their energy consumption and thereby lower their CO2 emissions. Through the range of products we offer in the area of electromobility, we are also helping to make transportation and trade more climate-friendly.