Sustainability for us means corporate responsibility – equally on the ecological, economical, and social level.
As part of our daily work, we do everything we can in our thoughts and actions to improve continuously on these three levels of sustainability.
As a pipeline network operator we are part of the energy economy; as a company we are part of society. We are aware of this responsibility. With a view to the energy supply of the future, we have therefore committed to becoming trailblazers and shapers of the energy transition.
And yet we would also like to be actively engaged beyond our core business in our business environment. Because one thing is certain: Only if we create long-lasting value for all stakeholder groups will the long-term perspective of our company remain positive.
With our sustainability strategy "nachhalTG", we therefore pursue the following goals:
- We want to contribute to transforming the energy supply of today into a completely CO2-neutral energy system.
- We intend to operate our network climate-neutrally by 2045. To this end, we are already today actively lowering methane and CO2 emissions.
- We assign the highest of all priorities to the work safety and the health of our employees. We provide an excellent work environment for our employees. We always act in accordance with applicable law and in an ethical manner.
- We want to contribute to making peoples' lives better on all levels. We would therefore like to contribute to reducing social inequality while strengthening protection of the environment and nature in our network area.
With clear commitments in five areas of activity, we want to achieve these goals and contribute to the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.
We want to contribute to transforming the energy supply of today into a completely CO2-neutral energy system. Because of this, we think in terms of innovative solutions for all tasks and processes.
In this area of, we focus on the topic of future viability. For this reason, we are involved, for example, with many colleagues in a large number of initiatives to the energy based on hydrogen.
We intend to operate our network climate-neutrally by 2045. To this end, we are already today actively lowering methane and CO2 emissions.
For example, we are increasingly relying on the use of biogas for the operation of our compressor stations – our largest energy consumers – and already use only green electricity throughout the company. We want to significantly reduce our greenhouse gas footprint by a further 30% by 2025 (compared to 2015), in particular by reducing methane emissions.
We deal responsibly with nature. Unavoidable encroachments are minimized or compensated for.
Occupational safety and health have the highest priority for us and we want to continuously improve in the field of HSE. In order to be a highly attractive employer in the competition for human resources, we offer security, development opportunities, compatibility of family and career, attractive remuneration and much more. We meet the challenges of the working world of the future by finding out with our employees what moves them and which questions have to be answered with regard to processes, structures, cooperation and leadership in order to become shapers of the energy transition and to meet the (new) requirements (digitization, competitive market, new generations, etc.) as a company.
We want to contribute at all levels to improving people's lives. We would therefore like to contribute to reducing social inequality in our network area and strengthening environmental and nature conservation.
The year 2021 was dominated by the flood disaster, which has hit many regions in West Germany and also in our supply area. Thyssengas has donated more than 100,000 euros to t "Deutschland hilft" for the people who are in great need as a result of the consequences, as well as for the repair of the damage. In addition to the monetary donation, around 20 employees have also agreed to support the relief work in the affected areas during their working hours.
In addition, we were able to support Tierpark Nordhorn, which is located in close proximity to our infrastructure and which has suffered greatly from the corona crisis, in continuing its bird protection program and carrying out important research work for the endangered curlew.
In spring 2021, we also began to convert more than 3,000 m² of operational areas into flowering meadows, thus creating important biotopes for a large number of insects.
We comply with applicable laws and regulations and – in addition – commit ourselves to our own rules of conduct. In our code of conduct we have therefore stipulated basic principles and procedures for observing the applicable compliance requirements and basic principles of conduct.
Furthermore, we have established a channel with an electronic "Compliance Mailbox" through which content regarding possible compliance violations can be forwarded confidentially and directly to our Compliance Officer. We are committed to consistently taking action against any form of corruption.
Sustainability Report 2021
All details on the implementation of our sustainability strategy can be found in our Sustainability Report, which was prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards (Core) and which is available for download here.