Environmental impact

Statkraft offers renewable and sustainable energy solutions, which is how we help meet one of the greatest challenges of our day: global warming. At the same time, all power production is associated with different forms of interventions in nature. Systematic environmental management in line with good international practice will minimise and compensate for the negative environmental impact of the Group's activities.

  • Ambitions and goals

    In 2015, Statkraft performed a materiality analysis to identify the sustainability issues that are most important to the company and its stakeholders. Three of the issues identified were: Climate change mitigation, adaption and preparedness, Biodiversity and Water management. Ambition, goals and status for 2015 is presented below.

  • Statkraft offers renewable and sustainable energy solutions

    Statkraft is Europe's largest producer of renewable energy, and in 2015, over 99% of the company's power production was based on renewable energy sources. Statkraft's ambition is to support a global transition towards a low-carbon economy by offering renewable and sustainable energy solutions. In addition, all activities shall be planned and implemented in line with good international practice.

  • Environmental management in Statkraft

    Environmental management is an integrated part of Statkraft's management system and covers all business units and activities. The environmental management system shall ensure a systematic approach to the environmental work, with key activities being identification of environmental risk, establishment of goals and action plans, implementation of measures and follow-up of results.

  • Environmental activities in Statkraft

    Statkraft's core business areas are hydropower and wind power. Neither of these technologies generates significant emissions or discharges, but both cause interventions in ecosystems and the landscape. The objective is always to make interventions as gentle as possible, and adapt them to local conditions.

  • Statkraft and the climate

    Statkraft offers clean and sustainable energy solutions and in this manner supports a global transition to a low-carbon economy. Climate change and global warming are among the greatest challenges of our day, and the UN Climate Panel's fifth Assessment Report issued in 2013-2014 confirm that the global climate changes are anthropogenic. The IPCC has previously pointed out that increased use of renewable energy may be the single most important measure against climate change.

  • Consumption, emissions, discharges and waste

    Statkraft's activities cause only a limited extent of waste production, emissions and discharges. Data for the Group's energy consumption, emissions and discharges, waste volumes and environmental incidents are reported in the corporate responsibility statement.