The energy supply is well on its way to becoming 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 very busy. This results in bottlenecks. We cannot solve these bottlenecks on our own however: this requires collaboration between all stakeholders at an early stage and a systematic approach.

We participate in the Regional Energy Strategies (RES) ensuing from the Dutch Climate Agreement. Furthermore, we embrace our responsibility towards society through initiatives to make our own organisation environmentally sustainable.

Related topics

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

Related material issues

C) Facilitating renewable energy generation
D) Working together on innovative solutions
H) Socially responsible investment policy
J) Future-proof network
K) Corporate social responsibility in the supply chain
M) Climate change, energy usage and CO2
O) Access to affordable energy 

Contribution to SDGs
Related stakeholder groups

Customers, Shareholders and Investors

Objectives and results for sustainable business operations

CO2 emissions from business operations

205 2020 result in kilotonnes
≤ 207 2020 objective in kilotonnes

2431 kilotonnes in 2019


44%3 2020 result
≥ 40% 2020 objective

30% in 2019

  • 1 The CO2 emission result for 2019 has been recalculated according to the most recent emission factors.
  • 2 The scope of the KPI comprises primary assets: low-voltage (LS) & medium-voltage (MS) cables, gas pipes, distribution and power transformers, and legacy and smart electricity & gas meters.
  • 3 In line with the method used in previous years, based on the percentages for recycled and recyclable indicated by our suppliers, the percentage is 44%. Based on a revised method for raw materials passports, the most likely percentage for Circular is 35%, however this method has a wide variance of between 10% and 80% recyclability in the case of some materials. See also the section on: ‘Circular operations’.