Our sustainability commitment
Vasa Vind develop, construct, and operate renewable wind energy. By continuously increasing the access to renewable energy we lead the transition to a sustainable future. Our contribution includes developemt and construction of 350 MW wind power until 2020. On shore wind energy has great advantages compared to electricity generation from fossil fuels. In each development- and permitting process, we work to reduce the environmental impact from the wind farm. The area is surveyed, and the wind farm design is adjusted to reduce the environmental impact both before, during and after construction as well as during the operational phase. During 2020, the operational wind farms reduced CO2 emissions by 948.000 tonnes. 

We at Vasa Vind develop our projects with strong local presence and we have an ambition to build long-termrelations with local businesses, municipalities and other stakeholders. We have especially during and after the construction of Munkflohögen and Åskälen wind farms been engaged locally, by using local contractors' and having site specific managers with a local presence in the neighbouring communities. This is also the case in the ongoing  construction of Raftsjöhöjden wind farm. 

Health and safety is crucial for Vasa Vind in all parts of the business, for both employees, contractors and the public. All wind farm-visitors shall go through a site induction to ensure that they have the necessary knowledge that is required to perform work in the wind farm.

Sustainability

Even though Vasa Vind's business is focused on contributing to the society with the creation and management of renewable energy, we don't stop there. We have an holistic sustainability approach where we continously strive to improve and become more sustainable. The term "sustainable" does not only contain the climatic and environmental benefits that the business creates but also focuses on social responsibility towards local and other stakeholders as well as a long-term and professional governance. With the aim to always keep these areas in focus and continously improve, we in Vasa Vind have together with our owners determined a set of sustainability goals that are continously measured and evaluated. 

Goals

Vasa Vind’s approach to sustainability focuses on all the major aspects of our business and results in the following goals:

  • Build sustainable, durable and efficient assets
  • Respect and foster the natural habitats around our projects
  • Minimize our use of non-sustainable sources of fuel across our operations
  • Promote responsible development of new projects
  • Sustain local communities around our projects
  • Meet highest H&S standards
  • Promote excellent employment standards
  • Promote new, industry shaping partnerships and technology development
  • Treat our customers, stakeholders and business partners fairly and responsibly
  • Uphold highest ethical standards with third parties
  • Deploy robust systems and processes to manage our business operations

Frameworks

We have actively participated in the GRESB infrastructure assessment since 2016. GRESB is the global leading reporting framework for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) evaluation. This contains criteria regarding environmental responsibility, social responsibility and human rights.

In addition we fully support the UN Sustainable Development Goals and apply them across all our business activities.