The 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals aims to end poverty and inequality, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy health, justice and prosperity. It is the most ambitious agenda for a sustainable development ratified by the worlds countries and consists of 17 goals.

Eolus sustainability work is based on the UN:s goals for a sustainable development and principles for human rights, labor laws, environment and anti-corruption in UN Global Compact. We work strategically to implement the ten principles in our business strategy, culture and daily operations. Our main focus is on goals 7, 13, 14 and 15 as they have a clear connection to Eolus core business and are linked to the companys material sustainability topics.

Eolus’ fundamental business concept is to create opportunities to invest in renewable energy for a sustainable future. By developing, establishing and managing large-scale power plants for renewable energy production, Eolus is contributing to decreasing the worlds reliance on fossil fuels by increasing the amount of renewable energy in the global energy mix (subgoal 7.2).

Taking action to mitigate global warming is a fundamental part of our business idea by creating opportunities to invest in renewable energy. Eolus works actively to increase awareness on how renewable energy can decrease global greenhouse gas emissions and limit the effects of climate change (subgoal 13.3). We are also working actively to decrease greenhouse gas emissions from our own operations.

When developing offshore windfarms we avoid areas that hold high natural values and work to strenthen the marine environments resilience by taking measures to restore ecosystems and achieve healty and productive oceans (subgoal 14.2). We have a collaboration with Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG), a non-profit organisation that works to protect and restore the marine environment of the Baltic Sea.

We strive to protect ecosystems and preserve biodiversity by aiming to avoid impacts on ecosystems and take measures to mitigate any effects (subgoal 15.1 and 15.2). We want to set goals for biodiversity on a group level and therefore we have joined the research project CLImB (Changing Land use Impact on Biodiversity) that aims to create a tool for evaluating swedish and nordic nature in a comparable way.