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.

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. We have strengthened our presence in the US, where states on the East Coast have set ambitious new green energy targets. 
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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. In Ørsted, our investments have helped power millions of people with green energy, fight climate change by displacing energy derived from fossil fuels with green energy, and boost economic growth and job creation.
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Waste is a resource 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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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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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. Ørsted operates vital infrastructure and has a strong responsibility to protect its IT systems to avoid security breaches.
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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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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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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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Sustainability report 2018

A greener planet for a better world