Vestas ranked the most sustainable company in the world 2022

“Vestas has successfully helped our partners avoid more than 1.7 billion tonnes carbon emissions over the past four decades. Building a more sustainable future for our planet however, demands that we do more. As the energy transition accelerates, Vestas is dedicated to making sure this transformation unfolds sustainably, in close collaboration with our partners"

In January 2022, Vestas was named the most sustainable company in the world in the 18th annual Global 100 ranking published by Corporate Knights.

The ranking is based on a detailed assessment of 6,914 publicly listed companies, each with more than US$ 1 billion in revenue, where performance across a range of sustainability metrics is evaluated. The index revealed circularity and ambitious carbon emissions reduction goals as highly prevalent amongst high performers.

The ranking is a testament to both our existing achievements, and our ongoing progress in ensuring Sustainability in Everything We Do.

We are honored and humbled to be recognized as the most sustainable company in the world by Corporate Knights and are looking forward to continuing the work towards a more sustainable future, for generations to come.

Sustainability in Everything We Do

How do we define sustainability?

Sustainability at Vestas means reducing or eliminating negative environmental and social impacts, as well as maximising the value that our business and products provide for our customers, employees, shareholders, suppliers, local communities, and the planet at large. It also means upholding sustainability in governance structures. We believe these efforts will help to elevate the standards of our industry as a whole.  In 2020 we have launched our Sustainability Strategy - Sustainability in Everything We Do. 

Since the launch the Sustainability Strategy has elevated sustainability performance across several areas.  We have mobilized our entire organization around several key sustainability activities. Ongoing sustainability initiatives include circular product design initiatives, reducing CO2 emissions and waste production from manufacturing, alignment of sustainability goals with strategic suppliers and replacing all combustion vehicles with electric vehicles in Service, as well as benefit cars. For more information on specific initiatives follow the links below. 

Find out more about Sustainability at Vestas

Sustainability Strategy

As Vestas is committed to leading the transition to a world entirely powered by sustainable energy, we will not use carbon offsets to help us achieve carbon neutrality. Instead, we will deliver CO2 reductions through our own actions.

Reports & Ratings

Transparency is crucial for us. Find our sustainability reports and publicly available documents for further information on our sustainability journey.

Environment

We produce best-in-class sustainable energy solutions and these are powerful drivers of environmental sustainability.

Supplier Sustainability

Components and raw materials currently make up more than 80 percent of the carbon footprint of the product manufacturing process of a wind turbine.

Safety

Our employees are our greatest asset at Vestas and without safety we cannot take care of them. The passion they display daily for our products, our ambition and strategies are testament to their immense value.

Diversity & Inclusion

At Vestas, we believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is vital for accelerating the green energy transition globally. We know that our differences make us stronger, more innovative, and better equipped to address the challenges of the future.

Corporate integrity

Corporate Integrity at Vestas is anchored in our responsibility to respect human rights and combat bribery and corruption.

Policies

Here you can find our sustainability related policies available for download.