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Report 2020

Sustainability at Uniper

Uniper’s purpose—Empower Energy Evolution— and it’s strategy, has sustainability at its heart.

In 2020, the Uniper Management Board took significant steps in executing this strategy. For example, it set ambitious decarbonization targets, which put Uniper on a clear course toward climate-neutrality, first at our power generation business in Europe and then at our operations worldwide. It also established a cross-functional Sustainability Council, which further strengthens Uniper’s sustainability management and governance.

Our areas of focus are

Climate action and security of supply

Greenhouse gas emissions and a secure and reliable energy supply are Uniper's most material topics. Find out how we are decarbonizing our energy system whilst ensuring that we can provide security of supply.

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Our people

We care about our people and that's why we're committed to maintaining the highest of health and safety standards. We have no tolerance for discrimination and promote inclusion across our workforce.

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Environmental Protection

We're focused on using resources efficiently and minimizing pollution to protect our natural environment. Limiting the environmental impact of our operations is a priority for Uniper.

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Human rights and compliance culture

Find out how Uniper manages human rights risks along the supply chain and how we prevent violations of the law throughout the various aspects of our business.

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Stakeholder engagement

Transparent engagement with our stakeholders is important to us because a relationship founded on trust is a prerequisite for positive action.

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Uniper has set a new course to meet rising energy demand while simultaneously propelling the transition to a carbon-neutral future.

We will steadily decarbonize our business and help our customers decarbonize theirs. This will involve providing the energy that people and companies need today while taking the smart, steady steps that lead to a thriving and sustainable tomorrow. Our strategy has three interrelated components: decarbonization, customer centricity, and security of supply.

Decarbonization is at the top of our agenda: for the power we produce, the services we provide, and the commodities we trade.

We recognize that the implementation of our ambitious strategy will face challenges, most notably that of developing and deploying low-carbon technologies fast enough for our generation business in Europe to be carbon-neutral by 2035.

Want to know more? We invite you to read our sustainability report.

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Supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Uniper supports the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

Sustainability Strategic Plan

We mapped our material issues against the relevant SDGs and used this to define our strategic sustainability commitments. As part of our materiality assessment, we prioritized nine SDGs that fit with our business activities and strategy for the future.

Read more about it in our Sustainability Strategic Plan.

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Sustainability News

You’ll find periodic updates on our sustainability activities here and on our social media pages.
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Climate Action and Security of Supply

May 2020

The dilemma of investing in social and environmental remediation activities

Even if a negative impact is clearly visible on the ground, sometimes it is not easy to identify its specific source

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Climate Action and Security of Supply

May 2020

Siemens and Uniper join forces to decarbonize power generation

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Climate Action and Security of Supply

May 2020

Keeping the lights on…

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You’ll find periodic updates on our sustainability activities here and on our social media pages.