Sustainable communities

Sustainable communities

We want to give something back to the communities that we are a part of and generally be a good corporate citizen. This applies to our own business conduct, but also to our business partners’ conduct.


It also applies when we invest large amounts of money in energy infrastructure, because local communities naturally expect our investments to have a positive impact.





Responsible business partners

​We have more than 25,000 business partners globally, mostly suppliers. Our responsible business partner programme helps our partners comply with our expectations that are based on international standards for impacts on people and the environment.

In 2015, we performed a total of 25 assessments of business partners all over the world. Here, we identified a total of 33 significant or very significant improvement points. Of these, 18 have already been addressed satisfactorily, leading to improved business partner practices.

Some of the countries in which we carried out business partner assessments were Denmark, Ghana, India, Poland and Russia.

Assessments of business partners

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Local engagement

​We engage with local communities where we are present and help local companies to compete in our tenders. We also offer professional training for jobs in the energy industry.

Our local presence creates jobs and economic activity.

Westermost Rough in the UK was one of the offshore wind farms we finished constructing in 2015. More than 900 people worked on the project during construction with significant influence on local economic activity.

Local engagement

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Good business conduct

​Companies with a high level of integrity are healthier companies. Our policy on good business conduct, our whistleblower hotline and Internal Audit function enable us to handle or completely avoid situations that can lead to inappropriate or even illegal behaviour.

All employees must complete our e-learning in good business conduct.

In 2015, 94% of our employees had completed the e-learning course.

Goal for e-learning amongst employees

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Responsible tax management

​Our tax policy describes the principles guiding us in our tax work. We believe that a responsible approach to tax is essential to the long-term sustainability of our business in the countries where we operate.

In 2015, we implemented our updated tax policy among the employees who handle DONG Energy’s tax payments. We paid EUR 692 million in taxes. Moreover, we collected EUR 1,979 million in taxes on behalf of states in the countries where we operate.

The most significant factor influencing the size of our tax payments is that we make large investments in constructing and renewing energy assets. Among other things, this means that we are granted tax reliefs.

Read more about our tax payments for 2015 in our annual report, page 96.

Taxes 2015

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Better reputation

​Through our actions, we must show that DONG Energy is a company that can be trusted and that brings value to society. Specifically, we work with four initiatives: Ensuring high integrity in our business, continuing the green transformation, helping our customers save energy and being an attractive workplace.

We want the Danes to see us as a positive corporate citizen. Our 2020 target is a reputation score of at least 55 out of 100 in Denmark.

In 2015, our reputation score was 47 out of 100.

2020 goals for a better reputation

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