Vattenfall IDNO is an Ofgem regulated Independent Distribution Network Operator. We own and maintain electrical network infrastructure to ensure safe and reliable supplies for our customers.
As a regulated IDNO we are licenced to work anywhere in England, Scotland and Wales. We design, own and operate the electrical networks which take electricity from the grid to your home or business. We also connect electricity generators to the grid, for example, solar or wind farms. As a regulated IDNO we own local electrical networks and are responsible for managing and operating them for the long term.
A strong history
Vattenfall IDNO is owned by the Swedish company Vattenfall AB, one of Europe’s biggest retailers of electricity and heat and one of the largest producers of electricity. Vattenfall has been in business for more than 100 years has a long history. Our goal is to enable fossil-free living within one generation.
An experienced electricity distributor
Vattenfall is an experienced distribution network operator and a long history of distributing electricity, beginning in Sweden in the early 1900s. We are the largest electricity network operator in Sweden and run the grid which supplies Berlin.
A leader in Sustainability
For Vattenfall, sustainability means taking responsibility for future generations. Vattenfall uses GRI Reporting Guidelines as guiding principles for our sustainability reporting. In addition, as a signatory of the UN Global Compact, we report the company's sustainability performance every year according to the Global Reporting Initiative's guidelines.
Sustainability ratings are becoming an increasingly important consideration for investors as well as for business customers choosing energy suppliers. Vattenfall is proud to be highly ranked for its sustainability performance by a number of ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) rating agencies.
Sustainalytics – industry leader
Sustainalytics, is a global provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and ratings.
Vattenfall is rated as a leader for 2018. This is an improvement from last year's ranking (ranked as outperformer) and the highest rank possible. The high score is an acknowledgement of Vattenfall's generally strong policies and programs to manage our key ESG issues.
Vattenfall was assessed against 192 other companies in the oil, gas and energy industries. The rating is very important, as many investors incorporate Sustainalytics' analysis into their investment decision-making process.
EcoVadis – a gold rating
For 2018, Vattenfall received a gold rating from EcoVadis.
EcoVadis operates the first online platform providing Supplier Sustainability Ratings for global supply chains that enables companies to monitor the CSR performance of their suppliers worldwide. EcoVadis analyses CSR policy, implementation and performance with respect to environmental and social aspects, in the area of ethics and supply chain responsibility.
The gold rating means that Vattenfall is in the top 1% of suppliers assessed by EcoVadis in all categories (40,000 suppliers) and in the top 5% in the Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning category.
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