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Sustainable Development Goals

RAG Austria AG is committed to promoting the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We are committed to capitalising on our core competences and our strategic focus on sustainability in order to make a contribution to achieving the following SDGs:

SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy – ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Our contribution: supplying affordable, clean energy is our core business. All of our efforts are geared towards ensuring secure, sustainable energy supplies to our customers as well as their customers in the future.

SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth – promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Our contribution: as a responsible employer, a customer to regional businesses and a research partner for universities and companies, we help to create added value in Austria and Central Europe, ensuring the development and retention of technical and scientific expertise and knowledge related to energy and decarbonisation technologies.

SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure – build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation
Our contribution: our secure and resilient facilities safeguard security of supply for Austria and Central Europe. We also invest in infrastructure that is paving the way for the seasonal, year-round storage and supply of large volumes of renewable energy.

SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production – ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Our contribution: RAG makes every effort to ensure that resources are used as efficiently as possible, minimise environmental damage at its storage facilities, adopt a full-life-cycle perspective in product procurement, and raise awareness of aspects of sustainability in the supply chain. By laying the groundwork for the storage of large quantities of hydrogen, we also promote the expansion and development of the hydrogen economy, as well as the year-round, eco-friendly use of hydrogen as a fuel and raw material.

SDG 13: Climate action – take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Our contribution: we will live up to our commitment to protecting the climate through our research projects on renewable energy storage and conversion. In the long term, we aim to supply completely climate-neutral energy to our facilities by 2040.