Sustainability is at the core of our business model. We need the acceptance of the community in order to be successful over the long term – starting with government, continuing with associations and employees, through to nature conservation organisations.
We have defined ten areas for action in dialogue with these stakeholder groups and they are central for sustainability as far as RWE is concerned. RWE pursues specific, quantifiable targets in each area for action. And some aspects of compensation for the Executive Board are linked to achievement of these targets and the level of performance.
The annual reassessment of the CR areas for action is a fixed element of our CR management. This reappraisal process involves continually following the debates in the public domain, and it reviews the positions of our stakeholders on all sustainability issues. The evaluation assesses whether this has changed the relevance of the areas for action from the perspective of the stakeholders and the standpoint of the company. If this is the case, the assessment evaluates the impact of any changes. The process is carried out with intensive communication between colleagues from the relevant specialist departments and the companies in the various countries where we operate.