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.

7 Affordable And Clean Energy
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.

13 Climate Action
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.

In addition, we are making a further contribution to the following SDGs through our five new focus areas

3 Good Health And Well-Being
We provide healthier living for people of all ages and we foster their wellbeing.
5 Gender Equality
We promote gender equality and we enable women the same access to leadership positions as men.
9 Industry,Innovation And Infrastructure
We support the establishment of sustainable and reliable infrastructure and we encourage sustainable industrialisation and innovation.
11 Sustainable Cities And Communities
We want to help cities and communities achieve sustainable development and use intelligent concepts to reduce their energy consumption and lower their CO₂ emissions.
12 Responsible Consumption And Production
We encourage the sustainable consumption of energy and we are reducing our own consumption of resources.