Understanding, balancing and responding to the varied and sometimes conflicting priorities of stakeholders is an important part of Vattenfall's responsibility. Engaging with our stakeholders helps us learn what they consider important and what they expect from us.
Vattenfall continuously engages in stakeholder dialogues to increase its understanding of stakeholders' expectations and perceptions at both the local and broader European levels.
A sample of stakeholder dialogues
What is important to whom?
Vattenfall regularly conducts materiality analyses to learn about stakeholders' priorities related to Vattenfall and our operations, and their perception of the company's sustainability efforts.
In 2018, in addition to direct dialogues with our stakeholders on specific issues, we updated our materiality analysis. Together with an independent third party we interviewed or surveyed around 2,700 people across all our markets and stakeholder groups in order to get a holistic perspective on the expectations stakeholders have about us and where Vattenfall has the biggest impact on society according to stakeholders.
More about materiality assessment
Stakeholder feedback generally confirmed our existing strategic objectives (reduce CO2 and fossil dependency, increase renewable energy and develop sustainable products and services). However, a number of issues have gained in importance. Issues of increasing importance include affordability of supply, protection of nature and species and provide affordable and stable grid infrastructure.
Initiatives and memberships
The Vattenfall Group endorses, and is part of, several sustainability initiatives and organisations:
Get in touch
Do you have questions or comments regarding Vattenfall, our operations or sustainability efforts? Contact our Head of Sustainability.