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.

  • Renewable and sustainable energy solutions

    Statkraft is Europe's largest producer of renewable energy, and in 2013, about 97% of the company's power production was based on renewable energy sources.

  • 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 is involved in many activities which will reduce the environmental impact of our activities.

  • Statkraft and the climate

    Climate change and global warming are among the greatest challenges of our day, and the UN climate panel's most recent report from 2013 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. Statkraft offers clean and sustainable energy solutions and in this manner supports a global transition to a low-carbon economy.

  • Consumption, emissions, discharges and waste

    Statkraft's activities do not cause waste production, emissions or discharges to any significant degree. Data for the Group's energy consumption, emissions and discharges, waste volumes and environmental incidents are reported in the corporate responsibility statement.