Partnering today to shape tomorrow's energy future

More and more people are taking to the streets for climate protection. We are also thinking about the energy world of the future.

Find out more about Uniper's?place in the climate debate, and why we do what we do.

Shaping tomorrow's energy future

The energy world?is undergoing an era of accelerated?change and therefore so must we. That's why we have chosen "Generating change" as the theme to drive our?work in addressing?the sustainability issues?that face our business. We believe that by generating change today, we can make our business?more resilient to the challenges presented by a rapidly?evolving energy system.

Generating Change means making sure that we mitigate our negative impacts as much as possible. It means making sustainability a priority and a key facet of our responsibilities and it is an approach to further embedding sustainability into our business processes and decision-making. Not only is it the right thing to do, it is what our stakeholders expect of us.?

As part of our commitment, in 2018 we designed the Sustainability Strategic Plan. The plan describes how sustainability supports our long-term corporate strategy and sets improvement targets for our environmental, social, and governance performance from 2019 to 2022. It also explains how these targets contribute to the achievement of the nine United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs)?that are most relevant to our business activities.

Find out more in our 2018 Sustainability Report

#GeneratingChange at a glance

Reduction in direct carbon emissions

19 %

from 2016 to 2018

Decarbonisation projects:


already underway

Our target for women in high-level executive roles:

25 %

by 2022

What does Generating Change mean for Uniper?

"We expect all our employees to think and act responsibly and to make Generating Change toward sustainability part of their daily work. We’ll continue to reinforce their awareness and to provide them with the tools they need to embrace sustainability."

Frank Plümacher, Executive Vice President for Sustainability and HSSE?

Supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals

We've chosen?to contribute to?the goals in which Uniper can have the biggest impact.?The UN SDGs?provide the blueprint?for change towards a more sustainable future?and therefore we?have?chosen to use these goals to guide our work in sustainability. View our targets, commitments?and the SDGs that they are linked to?in Uniper's Sustainability Strategic Plan.?

Our Performance

Our approach to sustainability?is geared towards continuous improvement and this is all part of our commitment to generating change.?At Uniper, we continuously monitor?sustainability performance across our key topics?and take steps to achieve our targets. We report on our progress each?year in our annual Sustainability reports. Whilst it is important to monitor performance internally, it is always useful to gain an external view. Our performance is rated and ranked by several independent sustainable investment ratings companies.?

Ratings and Rankings

We realize that ratings companies generally rate our performance as average. This provides further impetus for us to strive to improve our performance in the future.


Ratings Companies Description Our Score
CDP London-based CDP is a not-for-profit organization that runs a global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states, and regions to manage their environmental impacts. Its scores for climate and environmental disclosures range from D- to A. The average score in the European utilities sector is C.


(March 2019)

Energy Intelligence’s Top 100 Green Utilities This ranking of the world’s top green power generators from both industrialized and emerging markets is based on the companies’ renewable energy portfolios and greenhouse gas emissions.


(November 2018)

MSCI ESG Ratings Based in New York, MSCI is an independent provider of insights and analytics that help investors identify ESG risks and opportunities. Its seven ESG ratings are grouped into three categories: laggard (CCC, B), average (BB, BBB, A), and leader (AA, AAA).

Average (BB)

(July 2019)

ISS-oekom ISS-oekom of Munich rates companies’ ESG performance on a scale from D- to A+. The prime threshold for the energy industry is B-. Being at or above the prime threshold indicates that a company is meeting or exceeding the ESG performance standards for its industry.


(September 2018)

Sustainalytics ESG Risk Ratings Amsterdam-based Sustainalytics rates the industry-specific ESG risks of 9,000 companies worldwide. High score = high performance.

63 out of 100 points





Material Topics for Generating Change

Climate Action and Security of Supply

Greenhouse gas emissions and a secure and reliable energy supply are Uniper's most material topics. Find out how we are decarbonizing our energy system whilst ensuring that we can provide security of supply.

Climate action and Security of Supply
Our People

We care about our people and that's why we're committed to maintaining the highest of health and safety standards. We have no tolerance for discrimination and promote inclusion across our workforce.

Our People
Environmental Protection

We're focused on using resources efficiently and minimizing pollution to protect our natural environment. Limiting the environmental impact of our operations is a priority for Uniper.

Environmental Protection
Human Rights and Compliance Culture

Find out how Uniper manages human rights risks along the supply chain and how we prevent violations of the law throughout the various aspects of our business.

Human Rights and Compliance Culture
Stakeholder Engagement

Transparent engagement with our stakeholders is important to us because a relationship founded on trust is a prerequisite for positive action.

Stakeholder Engagement


Sustainability Reports




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