Vattenfall IDNO is an Independent Distribution Network Operator, licensed to work anywhere in England, Scotland and Wales. This means we can design, own and operate the wires which take electricity from the grid to your home and business. We can also connect you to the grid if you generate electricity, for example, from solar or wind.
Vattenfall is an experienced distribution network operator in Sweden and Germany and a long history of distributing electricity, beginning in Sweden in the early 1900s. We are the largest electricity network operator in Sweden and we run the grid which supplies Berlin.
Vattenfall entered the UK market in 2008. We are wind power specialists and have invested over £3 billion in nearly 1GW of onshore and offshore wind in England, Scotland, and Wales.
Vattenfall is a highly experienced business and has developed dedicated teams with detailed understandings of the UK market.
For Vattenfall, sustainability means taking responsibility for future generations. Vattenfall uses GRI Reporting Guidelines as guiding principles for our sustainability reporting. In addition, as a signatory of the UN Global Compact, we report the company's sustainability performance every year according to the Global Reporting Initiative's guidelines.
Sustainability ratings are becoming an increasingly important consideration for investors as well as for business customers choosing energy suppliers. Vattenfall is proud to be highly ranked for its sustainability performance by a number of ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) rating agencies.
•Sustainalytics, is a global provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and ratings.
•Vattenfall is rated as a leader for 2018. This is an improvement from last year's ranking (ranked as outperformer) and the highest rank possible. The high score is an acknowledgement of Vattenfall's generally strong policies and programs to manage our key ESG issues.
•Vattenfall was assessed against 192 other companies in the oil, gas and energy industries. The rating is very important, as many investors incorporate Sustainalytics' analysis into their investment decision-making process.
•For 2018, Vattenfall received a gold rating from EcoVadis.
•EcoVadis operates the first online platform providing Supplier Sustainability Ratings for global supply chains that enables companies to monitor the CSR performance of their suppliers worldwide. EcoVadis analyses CSR policy, implementation and performance with respect to environmental and social aspects, in the area of ethics and supply chain responsibility.
•The gold rating means that Vattenfall is in the top 1% of suppliers assessed by EcoVadis in all categories (40,000 suppliers) and in the top 5% in the Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning category.