Responsibility that inspires

We want to aim high when it comes to business success – but only in harmony with natural resources, the global climate, and our corporate responsibility. Only a consistent focus on responsible, sustainable management will secure the future and creates added value for everyone involved: for customers, employees, shareholders, business partners – and the environment.

Sustainability report 2017

Our reports

Comprehensive information about the sustainability activities we conducted and the progress we made at E.ON.

Our action areas


Listening and understanding

Green, decentralised, and networked – this is the new energy world. And our customers know exactly what they want – to have a constant overview of their energy consumption, for example. We help our customers use energy sensibly to save costs and protect the environment. But that's not all they would like to see from us. How do we know this? We talk to our customers regularly and this enables us to develop the solutions that they really need.

Listening and understanding

>600 Customer Immersion Sessions

In 2017, customers communicated their thoughts and concerns directly to us in over 600 conversations and online chats.


20-40 % lower energy consumption

Thanks to our solutions, this is how much power our industrial and commercial customers save on average.

2.4m installed smart meters

Are the basis of numerous digital energy management solutions. By 2026, more than 12 million meters will be installed.


Green light for the future

Renewables are currently on the fast track. At E.ON, we make an important contribution to ensuring that more and more power comes from sustainable sources such as wind and solar energy. Our goal is to help as many customers as possible generate green power themselves. And not only that: thanks to our distribution networks, the power safely gets to where it's needed, whenever it’s needed.

Green light for the future

863,000km distribution networks

When energy is needed, these networks bring power and natural gas to our customers – every day and at any hour. 


>11 billion € investment in renewable energy

Since 2007, we have invested this amount in generating plants for renewable energies with an output of almost 5 GW.

94.6% availability factor

This factor indicates the ratio of actual to planned running time of our onshore wind and solar facilities in 2017.


Successful together

We can only implement our goals together with our employees. That's why it's important to us that our employees feel comfortable in our organisation. Their health is just as important to us as their safety. A respectful and open climate establishes a foundation for good cooperation, and we see the diversity of our workforce as an opportunity.

Successful together

99 nationalities

Our employees come from all over the world bringing diversity to our organisation and a wealth of great ideas. 


96.6 % health rate

This is how much our employees worked in 2017 in relation to agreed working hours.

31.6% women in the Group

That was the share of women in our Group at the end of 2017. It is expected to be just as high in management positions by 2022.


Focusing on climate

We all have to pull together when it comes to climate change. We generate power using solar and wind power and thus help our customers save energy. At the same time, we reduce CO2 because saving C02 is equally important. And we're making our contribution too: as part of our climate strategy, we want to continuously reduce our CO2 footprint by 30% by the year 2030.

Focusing on climate

1.3m tonnes saved emissions

That's how much CO2 our Amrumbank West offshore wind farm saves annually compared to conventionally generated energy.

59m GJ less energy

In 2017, we used 59 mil. GJ less energy than in 2016. This corresponds to the power consumption of approximately 4 million 4-person households.

30% smaller carbon footprint

This is one of the goals of our climate strategy. We want to achieve it by 2030 compared to 2016.


Sustainable development goals

Sustainable Development Goals

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.

Whether in the field of education, culture, science or business - the holistic transformation to a sustainable society is in full swing. As an energy company, we play an important role in this process - especially when it comes to climate protection. In order to make an effective contribution, we adopted a new climate strategy in 2017. Our concrete goal is to reduce our absolute CO2 footprint by 30 percent by 2030 compared with 2016. In addition, we are working to reduce the CO2 intensity of the electricity we sell by 50 percent. We know there's still a lot of work to be done. That's why we at E.ON will continue to promote sustainable action and thinking and inspire our customers with innovative ideas for the new energy world.

Dr. Johannes Teyssen, CEO


Since the end of 2017, Leonhard Birnbaum is also the Chief Sustainability Officer on the Executive Board as well as Council Chairman with the responsibility for consulting regularly with the Supervisory Board.


The energy supply of tomorrow is a completely different one than that of the past: predominantly renewable, much more decentralized, digital, much more complex. The integration of this world takes place in our intelligent distribution networks and through intelligent products. We made great progress in both areas last year, and we will continue to focus on both of these areas. But also in the provision of renewable energies, we once again achieved great success last year and connected a number of wind farms to the grid, such as our Arkona offshore wind farm, located 35 km northeast of the Baltic Sea island of Rügen. Once completed, it will have a capacity of 385 MW and will be able to supply up to 400,000 households with renewable energy via our grids. Compared to conventionally generated electricity, Arkona saves up to 1.2 million metric tons of CO2 per year.

Leonhard Birnbaum, Chief Operating Officer – Integration

Wind energy

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Dr. Andreas Rörig
Senior Vice President Sustainability & HSE