Being an international energy company makes it essential for us to earn and retain the trust of our stakeholders, from the people who live near our assets to representatives of the international community.
A relationship founded on trust is a prerequisite for positive action. That’s why we‘ve committed to pursuing new cooperative efforts with civil society organizations, particularly those directly involved in issues related to our material sustainability issues. We believe this will be the most eff ective way to tackle the challenges we face and, ultimately, prevent negative impacts.
Engaging in ongoing dialogue
Engaging with our various stakeholder groups helps us understand their needs and their expectations of our company. We know their trust is crucial for our lasting success. We also work with our stakeholders to minimize adverse impacts of our business activities.
We actively engage with NGOs
In 2019, we committed to conducting, at corporate level, at least three new trust-building dialogues with civil society organizations each year through 2022. Uniper conducted five such dialogues in 2020, thereby surpassing the target. Discussions at these meetings focused on human rights issues along the coal supply chain, the coal phaseout’s impact on decarbonization, and the environmental impact of gas exploration.
We participate in Bettercoal
In order to establish adequate measures to prevent, monitor, and mitigate human rights risks in the coal supply chain, we participate in Bettercoal, a not-forprofit initiative established by a group of major European utilities committed to a more responsible coal supply chain.