Our strategy for sustainable development

We want to lead the transformation to renewable energy. We want to contribute to creating a world where people can use energy as a natural part of their everyday lives without the risk of climate change and limiting the opportunities for future generations.



​It is important for us to operate a sustainable business that respects society, the environment and people. Our sustainability approach is expressed in our Sustainability Commitment adopted by our Board of Directors in 2016. The Sustainability Commitment supports the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Sustainability programmes

We contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals through 20 sustainability programmes, and we manage our efforts and continuously measure our progress according to these programmes. The sustainability programmes are the foundation of our sustainability strategy.

The 20 programmes are categorised into four subject areas that are fundamental to our sustainability work:

  • Energy supply: Programmes that develop our energy assets and contribute to a green and stable energy supply.
  • Climate and environment: Programmes that limit climate change and protect natural resources.
  • People: Programmes that develop human resources.
  • Communities: Programmes that support our stakeholder relations.

Demand Response Management - Flexibiliäten Pool

Click on the image to enlarge

Through our sustainability programmes, we work on sustaining and developing the six types of resources that we depend on to operate and develop our business: energy assets, natural resources, employees, an innovative culture, stakeholders and financial capital.


The six ressources are integrated into our business model. See our business model here.


Where we create most value

All our sustainability programmes contribute to creating a more ­sustainable society. Across the programmes, we have chosen three ­priorities that are especially important to us:



Green energyhttp://www.dongenergy.com/en/sustainability/sustainability-strategy/green-energy

Green energy

We want to contribute to creating a world that runs entirely on green energy and enables people to lead sustainable lives.

​Read more




Smart energyhttp://www.dongenergy.com/en/sustainability/sustainability-strategy/smart-energy

Smart energy

We want to help our customers use energy smarter and more efficiently, enabling them to make the most of the energy they buy.

​Read morehttp://authoring.dongenergy.com



Sustainable working lifehttp://www.dongenergy.com/en/sustainability/sustainability-strategy/sustainable-working-life

Sustainable working life

​We want to contribute to creating a sustainable working life where our employees thrive and find joy in their work.

​Read morehttp://authoring.dongenergy.com

Sustainability programmes

Our sustainability work is based on a total of 20 sustainability programmes. We have divided them into four areas: 'Energy supply', 'Climate and environment', 'People' and 'Communities'. The programmes contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and to protecting and developing resources that are valuable to us and to society. We have highlighted ten of the programmes in our three priorities.


You can read more about our sustainability programmes here