Protecting the environment is a responsibility we all share. As a company, this is something we are very well aware of and we feel committed to protecting the environment, conserving natural resources and reducing emissions. That’s why we have incorporated environmental protection and energy efficiency measures into our business practices, with some surpassing statutory targets. On the one hand, we have committed to using natural resources responsibly and supporting the use of environmentally friendly technologies in our principles of conduct and RWE’s Code of Conduct. On the other hand, RWE companies appoint environmental officers in management that ensure as part of the environmental management system that environmental protection is a priority in all processes, is handled in line with our sustainability practices and we pursue the goal of preventing serious adverse effects on ecosystems. Strict environmental legislation and permit requirements build the framework for our operational activities in the regions where we are active. Some of our activities surpass the obligations set out in laws and permits.
RWE invests in environmental protection to ensure continuous improvement in areas such as energy, water, biodiversity, emissions as well as wastewater and waste.