Vestas strives to make wind turbine development, production, service and disposal as green as possible - partly to maintain the industry’s most sustainable production in the long term, partly in order to reduce cost – and all of it to strengthen its competitiveness.
Wind power plants have a low carbon footprint, and generate power without emitting CO2, NOx and SOx. They don’t consume water during their lifetime of energy production.
Detailed disclosure on not only the corporate environmental performance and initiatives, but also down to the sales unit and factory performance, including trends over the past years, is available online. Furthermore, selected environmental data is available.
At Vestas we are committed to reducing our impact on the environment by reducing emission of significant greenhouse gasses. Vestas uses Life Cycle Assessments to develop increasingly resource-efficient products and a production, measured by the carbon footprint as well as other environmental indicators. Our environmental key performance indicators are the carbon footprint and the recyclability of the turbines.
As a company, we aim to decrease our overall use of energy, increase our use of renewable energy, and use less carbon-intensive energy forms.
Vestas aims to lead by example, showing other corporations how businesses can reduce their impact on the environment and spearhead the drive for a low carbon society. By 2015 the target is for 55 percent of the total energy consumption to come from renewable sources. For the electricity portion of the total energy consumption, the target is for 100 percent to be renewable electricity by 2012.
At Vestas, all employees contribute to a continual improvement of Vestas’ environmental performance through our Sustainability Management System. To support this strive, Environmental Management is globally certified in accordance with the requirements of ISO 14001.