Corporate social responsibility
The notion of sustainability and socially aware treatment of our environment are important issues to wpd. For that reason, wpd is not only contributing to the supply of green electricity but also offsetting part of the CO2 emissions caused by the company itself. In the medium term, all emissions caused by wpd are to be compensated.
wpd AG is driven by its desire to protect the climate and look after our natural resources. That’s why we make such a strong commitment. Naturally by expanding wind and solar energy but also by maintaining a responsible view on our daily work. For example, we are trying to reduce the number of flights and car journeys and instead we use the train or our company bicycles on shorter distances.
We also analyse our carbon emissions caused by the energy requirements of our offices and our travel, and we offset them at least partially. To this end, we have committed to various projects, for example, reforestation in Guatemala, the conservation of land and resources in Sri Lanka and the replacement of petroleum lamps with solar lighting in Pakistan.
We regularly receive positive feedback from these projects. For example, the rain forest in Guatemala has been steadily extended in the last few years. The local population is also involved in the campaign and trained accordingly. Farmers today are themselves adopting sustainable methods of agriculture and are taking care of replenishing their own forestry stocks.
Financing solar lighting in Pakistan and as a result doing away with petroleum lamps that damage the environment and health enables us to achieve numerous goals at the same time: it saves a lot of carbon, eases the financial burden on families and children can study longer in the evening. Small building blocks which we see as sensible and significant.
„It is a matter of importance to us that we complement our successful commitment in the wind sector by also supporting non-commercial projects from other fields and thus making our own small contribution towards the preservation of our planet.”
Dr. Hartmut Brösamle
Chairman of wpd AG