Our environmental performance

An overview of the key environmental figures

The essential environmental key performance indicators are included and explained in the main section of VERBUND's Integrated Annual Report.

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 supplemented 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 2014 2015  2016  2017 2018
Hydropower generation1 GWh  31,188 28,098 28,809 29,687 28,684
Wind power and
photovoltaic generation2
GWh  811 882  835 952 834
Thermal power generation
GWh 2,031  2,259  1,351  2,227 1,611
Percentage of generation from renewables % 94 93 96 93 95
Specific greenhouse
gas emissions (scope 1,
total electricity generation)3
g CO2e
/kWh
 52 56 
31 41 34
Emissions avoided through renewable
generation4
kt CO 25,921   24,167  25,457 23,666 22,411
Percentage of sites certified
in accordance with
ISO 14001 or EMAS5
% 92 93 93 100 100
1 incl. purchase rights
2 Data 2015 and 2016 incl. the solar power generated in Spain that was available until the sale of our Spanish activities in mid-December 2016
3 total electricity generated incl. purchase rights excluding generation of district heating; preliminary data prior to 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