Achieving sustainability in energy supply and operations

The energy supply is well on its way to become more sustainable in our service area. The increasing demand for electricity and the rapid rise of large-scale feed-in are keeping the power grid under pressure. This results in bottlenecks. We cannot solve these bottlenecks on our own however: this requires collaboration between all parties at an early stage and a systematic approach. We participate in the Regional Energy Strategies (RES) ensuing from the Dutch Climate Agreement. We accept our responsibility towards society through initiatives to make our own operations environmentally sustainable.

Related topics

This chapter is about our measures to make the energy supply and our own operations more sustainable. The information relates to several topics the stakeholders feel are important. Furthermore, these activities contribute to achieve the SDGs:

Related material issues

③ Promoting renewable energy generation
④ Working together on innovative solutions
⑧ Responsible investment policy
⑩ Future-proof network
⑪ Corporate social responsibility in the supply chain
⑮ Access to affordable energy 

Contribution to SDGs
Related stakeholder groups

Customers, Shareholders and Investors

Objectives and results sustainable operations

CO2 emissions from business operations 1

271 kton max
264 kton
288 kton in 2018

Circularity 2

25 %
30 %
16.5 % in 2018
  • 1 The CO2 emission target for 2019 was recalculated according to the most recent emission factors.
  • 2 The scope of the KPI comprises primary assets: low and medium cables, gas pipes, distribution and power transformers, and legacy and smart electricity & gas meters.
  • 3 From 2019 the target and the score are rounded off to whole numbers.