Our contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

As part of the United Nations’ Agenda 2030, more than 150 countries committed themselves in September 2015 to ensuring that everyone in the world can live in dignity by 2030. This is to be attained through the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
EWE wants to contribute to achieving these goals. In 2019, we identified four SDGs that are relevant to us and that we are helping to achieve.

SDG 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Icon SDG 7 Affordable and clean energy

Our contribution:  We are systematically expanding the share of electricity that we generate from renewable energy sources.

Specifically, we are concentrating on the use of onshore wind energy. Over the next ten years, we want to invest EUR 1 billion in the expansion of renewable energies.

In addition, we are offering our customers solutions that will enable them to use energy more efficiently.

We are developing new technologies, like the use of hydrogen as a fuel, to advance the energy and climate revolution.

SDG 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation

Icon SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Our contribution: We are not just maintaining network stability and therefore security of supply, we are also creating an intelligent energy supply system using digitalisation.

We are investing in innovations like the integration of electric mobility and renewable energies to meet future challenges.

SDG 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Icon SDG 11 Sustainable cities an communities

Our contribution: We are helping cities and municipalities to continue developing sustainably in many different ways.

We are achieving this through innovative solutions in the areas of energy, telecommunications and information technology.

For example, we help cities and municipalities to convert all of their lighting to LED technology in order to reduce much of their energy consumption.

SDG 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Icon SDG 13 Climate action

Our contribution: We have committed ourselves to ending our production of electricity from coal by 2030. At present, we expect to achieve this before the mid-2020s.

We have already been able to reduce the specific CO2 emissions of our electricity production by 40 per cent compared to 2005.