Our environmental indicators and targets

An overview of the key environmental figures and targets

The essential environmental key performance indicators are published in VERBUND's Integrated Annual Report and explained in the section Report on non-financial information.

We offer also a supplementary Excel-file – the so called "NFI-Download" – with sustainability indicators for download. All non-financial data – including environmental KPIs –collected at VERBUND are presented in full and with additional details – see section downloads on the right. 

You can find an extract of the most important non-financial key figures on production and environment right here:





Unit 2015  2016  2017 2018 2019
Hydropower generation1 GWh  28,098 28,809 29,687 28,684 30,660
Wind power and photovoltaic generation2 GWh  882  830 952 834 929
Thermal power generation
GWh  2,259  1,351  2,227 1,611 1,570
Percentage of generation from renewables % 93 96 93 95  95
Specific greenhouse gas emissions (scope 1, total electricity generation)3 g CO2e
31 41 34 32
Emissions avoided through renewable generation4 kt CO   24,168  24,547 23,666 22,411 24,071
Percentage of sites certified in accordance with
ISO 14001 or EMAS5
% 93 93 100 100 100
1 incl. purchase rights
2 incl. the solar power generated in Spain that was available until the sale of our Spanish activities (sale completed) in mid-December 2016
3 total electricity generated incl. purchase rights excluding generation of district heating; preliminary data prior to ETS-audit
4 calculation using the share of thermal generation based on ENTSO-E mix 
5 sites of consolidated companies, excluding wind power plants if the operating company is certified and sites in which VERBUND
has a share of < 51% and where another co-owner is responsible for management; position as at 31 December of the year