Environment

VERBUND is committed to a responsible, sustainable interaction with nature.

VERBUND is one of the most climate-friendly energy producers in Europe with around 95% of energy produced coming from renewable sources.

Per year, more than 30 terawatt hours of electricity get produced from the renewable energy sources water, wind and sun. In this way, we contribute to reach the European and Austrian goals in the areas of climate change and energy. You can find more on this topic under climate protection.

In order to safeguard or enhance the diversity of animals and plants, VERBUND invests in environmental protection as well as ecological measures. Further information and a selection of projects and measures can be found under biodiversity.

On the website studies hydropower VERBUND informs about the latest research projects on environmental topics.

Environmental policy and certifications

VERBUND is conscious of its responsibility towards the environment. For this reason we have defined our VERBUND guidelines in our environmental mission statement.

At all power plants and in all parts of the company, specially trained employees function as environmental agents. They actively support all employees in implementing the guidelines on environmental protection. Already 20 years ago they began to establish environmental management systems in the Austrian power plants. These systems are continuously getting expanded to new VERBUND locations and power plants. Our power plants and grid facilities are evaluated and certified annually by external experts. Environmental statements and certificates may be found on the page environmental management.