Sustainable Development Goals



Application to Stedin and subtargets of the SDGs

Material topics

Energy is essential for almost all major challenges and opportunities in today’s world.

Via our grids, we offer our customers energy, including renewable energy, to live, work and do business with high supply reliability. We are working with our stakeholders on facilitating the energy transition and on innovations that are necessary for a future-proof grid that will remain affordable and reliable. To that end, we are, for example, examining the possibilities for heating homes with sustainable gases and hydrogen to reduce the volume of natural gas distributed. (SDG 7.1; 7.2 and 7.b)

Access to energy and supply reliability

Our employees are the heart of our organisation. They ensure a reliable energy supply each and every day. We provide a safe working environment with plenty of opportunities for development.

We are committed to promoting equal opportunities, long-term employability and a workforce that reflects society at large. In our procurement policy, we assume responsibility with regard to human rights, ethics and labour laws. Our supplier code of conduct is based on OECD guidelines, for example. The safety of our employees and the local community is our top priority. In addition, Stedin offers learning opportunities in keeping with the future skills that will ensure that our employees and organisation remain flexible. (SDGs 3.6, 3.9, 4.3, 4.4, 8.5 and 8.8)

Good employment practices
Good governance

Affordable investment in infrastructure is crucial to enable sustainable development and thereby facilitate economic development

Stedin is working to make the energy transition and sustainable development of its coverage area possible by constructing our electricity and gas grids, optimally utilising them and managing them properly.
(SDG 9.1).

Access to energy and supply reliability

The cities and communities of the future must offer opportunities to everyone, including safe access to basic energy services.

Stedin is committed to the goals in the Climate Agreement and to this end is working with its stakeholders in a number of areas, including a safe and affordable electricity and gas grid and sustainable waste management (SDG 11.1, 11.6).
In addition, Stedin supports ecological improvements in cities and communities (SDG 11a) by taking part in the ‘second ecological main infrastructure’ and the nature-inclusive agenda.

Access to energy and supply reliability
Customer and stakeholder perception

Sustainable consumption and production means the efficient use of raw materials and effective use of solar and wind energy, thus reducing pressure on the environment and dependence on primary resources.

Stedin Group itself is conscious of its energy consumption; for example, we endeavour to minimise our network losses (SDG 12.2). Stedin is also material conscious: we focus on reducing the use of raw materials, virgin or otherwise, (SDG 12.2 and 12.5) and do so transparently together with our suppliers (SDG 12.6). Finally, we are working to raise awareness among our customers in order to reduce our need to construct infrastructure. For example, we provide information on preventing peak loads (‘wash when the sun shines’) (SDG 12.8).

Climate mitigation and adaptation

Climate change affects all countries on all continents. Without intervention, the temperature on earth is likely to rise by more than 3 degrees Celsius this century.

Stedin conforms to international climate objectives. Through sustainable innovations, Stedin Group contributes to technologies and systems that combat climate change and to facilitating the energy transition (SDG 13.1).

Climate mitigation and adaptation

Biodiversity is about the protection, restoration and sustainable management of land in all its forms.

Stedin plans to commit itself to a sector agreement on nature-inclusive construction and management. This includes further research into Stedin’s impact on biodiversity in the chain.
(SDG 15.1 and 15.5)