Enabling sustainable growth
- programmes

Turning challenges into enablers for more green energy

We want to grow our green energy portfolio in a sustainable way. Through the following programmes, we address societal challenges to enable our contribution to a world that runs entirely on green energy.

To see the explanation of development for each programme, please have a look at pages 28-35 in our 2017 sustainability report

Sourcing of certified sustainable biomass

SDG: #15 → Target: 15.2

We replace coal and gas at our power stations with sustainable biomass, mainly wood pellets and wood chips. Since not all biomass is sustainable, we document the sustainability of our biomass by means of certification in accordance with the Danish Industry Agreement on sourcing of sustainable forest-based biomass.


Graphic showing the percentage of Ørsted's use of certified wood chips

Local communities

SDG: #11 → Target: 11.A

We want to have a positive impact in the communities where we operate. By engaging communities and using local sources of labour and goods when possible, we strengthen the local support of our business activities.

Graphic showing Ørsted's engagement in local society

Performance and development

We depend on our ability to attract, develop and retain talented employees to develop and supply more green energy to society.
Graphic showing satisfaction of learning and development

Employee satisfaction and motivation

Satisfied and motivated employees thrive and create a positive and collaborative working environment that drives positive change and contributes to sustainable growth in society and our business.
Graphic of the employee satisfaction and motivation in Ørsted

Employee diversity

SDG: #5 → Target: 5.5

A diverse workforce creates a dynamic working environment that stimulates innovative thinking. We focus on diverse recruiting and offering all employees equal opportunities for development. We have a particular focus on attracting more applications from women.


Graphic showing Ørsted's percentage of women in leadership positions

Protecting biodiversity

SDG: #14 #15 → Target: 14.2, 15.5

Climate change is the single largest threat to biodiversity loss. Green energy makes a major contribution to limiting climate change, but at a local level, conflicts may arise between green energy and biodiversity conservation.

Resource management

SDG: #6 #12 → Target: 6.4, 12.5

We all rely on natural resources, but today our societies use more than what our planet can offer in the long run. We are committed to minimizing consumption and pursuing recycling and reuse of resources. Our main focus is energy and water efficiency and waste recycling.


Ørsted's waste recycling in percentage

Sustainability stories

Taking good care of wildlife

Sustainability stories

A talented and diverse workforce