In 2018, the Energi Danmark Group has prepared an overriding Environment and Climate Policy with a specific focus on energy consumption, both externally when offering environmentally friendly products and internally in terms of minimising our use of scarce resources. We work to reduce the energy consumption in our own operations and we handle our waste in a sound way with respect for the environment. Within Responsible Commerce we focus on transparency, electricity consumption, water consumption and waste.
Since 2014, we have been certified in accordance with ISO 14001 and have implemented quality and environmental policies in order to identify all environmental aspects, including ensuring the proper handling of significant environmental aspects and to ensure on-going identification of new aspects.
In general, the energy business is much regulated, and there are high demands on transparency. We are meeting the demands as part of our corporate social responsibility.
Transparency is key in maintaining fair competition and good business ethics. Each year, we publish the most important events in our annual report, both positive and negative. Similarly, we inform on an ongoing basis about current events on websites and in newsletters. Due to our issuance of corporate bonds, we are also obliged to publish all relevant news on the First North exchange.
Our headquarters in Aarhus is located in a sustainable building from 2011. The building was awarded a gold medal in the EU standard for sustainable buildings DGNB, and the distinction ‘Very Good’ under the British standard BREEAM.
All of our offices are sub-leases of larger offices. Therefore, we do not have many opportunities to minimise our energy consumption. We have, of course, chosen new and energy-efficient buildings that do not use so much energy. Instead, we focus on all our energy coming from renewable energy. In 2018, renewable energy accounted for 90% of our total electricity consumption. For 2019, we will have a goal of ensuring that 90% of our electricity consumption is renewable.
For 2019, we will try to get consumption data for all offices. In 2019, we will set up a smart meter in the Norwegian office in Oslo to measure the exact use.