Sustainability stories

Ørsted is on radical decarbonisation journey. By the end of 2018, 75% of our energy generation was from renewable sources. By 2025, we will produce essentially carbon-free energy. 


We want to build a world that runs entirely on green energy, and we want to build green energy in a sustainable way.

That means working closely with local communities to bring offshore wind to new markets, protecting the environment, sourcing responsibly and minimising any negative impacts from our business. It also means upholding high ethical standards in our business practices, being accountable and transparent, and respecting human rights and diversity. 

Read more about our work with sustainability below.
Building green 21.01.20

Worlds most sustainable company 2020

We’re ranked the most sustainable company in the world in the Corporate Knights 2020 Global 100 index of most sustainable corporations. A decade ago, we were one of the most fossil fuel intensive energy companies in Europe.

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Greentech 16.12.19

Offshore wind vessel serves “seawater” to avoid generating plastic

By filtering North Sea water for drinking, renewable energy company Ørsted avoids up to 8,000 plastic bottles per trip made by the vessel that services its offshore wind farms in Germany.

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Building green 07.10.19

Companies must act now to achieve a 1.5°C world

With carbon emissions reduction targets aligned with climate science, renewable energy company Ørsted is among the frontrunners in a global movement to mitigate the climate crisis

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Building green 23.09.19

How do we harness the power of scale to meet 2030 climate goals? 

At the landmark UN Climate Action Summit, energy company Ørsted made it clear that the world must build green energy faster and at scale to halve carbon emissions by 2030 and limit global warming to 1.5°C.

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Capital 02.07.19

Sustainable Finance Helps to Launch Taiwan’s Offshore Wind Adventure

An $800 million green loan facility launched by Ørsted, one of the world’s largest renewable energy companies, brings together 15 banks to finance the company’s first commercial offshore wind farms in Taiwan.

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Capital 31.01.19

Our investments in green energy bring tangible benefits to society

Accelerating the transformation from black to green energy requires significant investments and the investments bring tangible value to the societies that benefit from them.

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Building green 31.01.19

Cyber security is a social responsibility

Energy is vital for all parts of society, but increasingly, critical infrastructure such as energy supply is threatened by cyber espionage, cybercrime and hackers.

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Greentech 31.01.19

Waste is a ressource for green energy

Increasing waste levels is a major global challenge. In Ørsted we see waste as a valuable resource when the organic content can be turned into biogas, which is a green alternative to natural gas. We invest in waste solutions that can help utilise the many resources that waste has.

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Building green 31.01.19

A healthy working life in a busy world

In a modern fast-paced culture, it is crucial to actively support employees to counter stress and burn-out. In 2018, we introduced our Ørsted Life programme - a new, holistic effort to support the health and well-being of our employees.

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Building green 31.01.19

A workplace where everyone feels acknowledged

With a global footprint and 6,000 employees, we need a diverse workforce to pursue our vision of a world that runs entirely on green energy. To attract the best talent, we put great efforts into ensuring an inclusive culture for all our employees.

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Building green 31.01.19

Accelerating the global green energy transformation

In Ørsted, we want to help accelerate the transformation away from fossil fuels to green energy. In 2018, we have increased our buildout targets for offshore wind to 15GW by 2025, enough to power more than 30 million people.

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Nature 31.01.19

Replacing fossil fuels with sustainable biomass

When sourced sustainably, biomass reduces carbon emissions significantly compared to coal and gas. Sustainable biomass is therefore a crucial stepping stone towards a fossil-free society.

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Nature 31.01.19

Taking care of the rich diversity of life on Earth

All energy infrastructure is built in a unique environment where we have to do our utmost to protect the natural ecosystems. It is central that we manage environmental impacts on these ecosystems well to acquire permission to build wind farms. 

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Sustainability report 2018

A greener planet for a better world