We want to make a positive contribution to the regions and the local communities where we operate. We know that our long-term success also depends on our acceptance and reputation at local level and on the ideas from the community that we bring back into our company.
The energy transition in Germany is a combined challenge for politicians, business and consumers. Our aim is to be part of the solution. If we are to achieve this goal, we need to expand renewable energies (Climate Protection), integrate them into the grid (Security of Supply) and enhance energy efficiency (Energy Efficiency) in parallel. We also need to gain the trust and acceptance of the community, in particular the residents and local communities around our locations. Our aim is also to engage in dialogue more intensively with people (Stakeholder Dialogue) and move the regions forward with them.
Our social activities empower us to achieve a profile that creates a positive effect. This might be expressed in terms of enhanced customer loyalty, acceptance of infrastructure projects or opinion-forming within the public domain. We also gain an advantage within the company when we are considering investment projects, new products and packages or potential joint ventures.