Sustainability stories


Ørsted is on a radical decarbonisation journey. By the end of 2020, 87 % of our energy generation was from renewable sources. By 2025, we will be carbon neutral in our energy generation and operations.


We want to build a world that runs entirely on green energy, and we want to build green energy in a sustainable way.

As the most sustainable energy company in the world, Ørsted continues its radical decarbonisation journey. By 2025, we will be the first major energy company to reach net zero emissions in our energy production – decades ahead of science-based decarbonisation targets for limiting global warming to 1.5°C.

But we won’t stop there. By 2040, we will address the emissions that come from outside our walls, from energy trading and from the supply chain, to have a completely carbon neutral footprint.

We want to build a world that runs entirely on green energy, and we want to build green energy in a sustainable way.  Read more on this target in the press release.

Read more about our work with sustainability below.

“I’m optimistic about our nature’s future”

Read an interview with one of our experienced in-house biodiversity specialists.

Companies must act now to achieve a 1.5°C world

With carbon emissions reduction targets aligned with climate science, renewable energy company Ørsted is among the frontrunners in a global movement to mitigate the climate crisis.

Socioeconomic impacts green transition

The transition from fossil fuels to renewables brings great economic opportunities for growth and job creation. While jobs will be lost in some sectors, more jobs will be created in other sectors. Ørsted’s green investments contribute to creating jobs, and we work to maximise the local positive impacts of our renewable energy development projects.
 

Sustainability report 2020

A sustainable build-out of green energy