We are a member of key associations and initiatives that are directly or indirectly related to our material sustainability issues. The composition of these associations and initiatives can be highly diverse but they are fundamentally relevant to our sustainability effort and generally relate to gas, coal, technology, and climate protection.
In order to establish
adequate measures to prevent, monitor,
and mitigate these risks in the coal supply
chain, we participate in Bettercoal, a not-forprofit
initiative established by a group of major
utilities committed to a more
responsible coal supply chain. Bettercoal’s
system is centered around a
assessment process: Bettercoal
assesses the performance of
coal mining operations against the ten principles
of the Bettercoal Code. We use this
in our ESG due diligence process
and in monitoring our supply chain. Bettercoal’s
strategy is to prioritize its engagement
and to work with mining companies in the
countries that export the most coal to Europe
to promote the joint remediation of actual
Consequently, the focus of Bettercoal
members, including us, has recently
been on addressing supplier and country-
issues in Colombia and
In April 2019, Frank Plümacher, our Executive Vice President for HSSE & Sustainability, was elected to serve as Chairman of Bettercoal’s Board of Directors for the next three years.
Econsense - Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business Econsense brings together Germany- based companies that operate internationally and have a common goal: to actively shape the transition to a more sustainable economy and society. It supports members in embedding sustainability in their strategy, operations, and along their supply chain. Econsense has an overview of all relevant topics: from environmental protection to human rights. Its focus is always on the business case for sustainability. It currently has 38 members. Uniper has been one of them since 2018.
European Union Transparency Register Uniper is listed in the European Union Transparency Register for organizations and self-employed individuals engaged in influencing the making and implementation of EU policy. Our number in the register is 285977820662-03. We also participate in the policymaking process through our membership in trade associations and other organizations. For example, we’re a member of the European Federation of Energy Traders. Our employees must notify the Uniper Corporate Office about their membership in trade associations and comparable organizations, as well as their contributions and donations to them.
Our focus areas are: