The Ventient Way
Ventient exists to achieve one overriding goal: generate renewable energy to secure the future of people and the planet. To enable this our purpose goes wider and deeper as we strive to be a positive force to the communities we work in, and to society in general.
We aim to maintain an open and transparent relationship with all of our stakeholders, and we encourage our communities to reach out to us whenever they need to.
We believe that our business can and should be done sustainably by ensuring stable energy generation, while taking care of the environment and people.
Sustainability is the key to the future stability, security and wellbeing of people and the planet. Our approach to conducting our business focuses on four key areas, our ESG pillars, which guide our sustainability efforts every day, across everything we do, to help us lead the energy transition the Ventient Way.
The Ventient Way
SUSTAINABLE DELIVERY OF OUR MISSION FOR PEOPLE AND THE PLANET
Our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy guides the operations, actions, and decisions of our international business. It’s grounded in the values we hold dear and empowers each and every one of us to deliver our shared vision to secure the future of people and the planet.
Led by our experienced ESG team, our ESG strategy is aligned with internationally recognised standards and is informed by industry benchmarking conducted by GRESB and external advisors. It has been shaped using scenario analysis to be robust in times of change and ensure we can adapt and keep our commitments on-track.
The pillars of our ESG approach are Sustainability, Evolution, People and Processes. Within each area of focus, we’ll work to reduce the negative impacts of our operations and increase the positive impact wherever possible, ensuring that our company mission continues to support those around us to thrive in harmony with people and the planet.
OUR ESG PILLARS
We aim to be a transformative force for good by bringing people together to nurture their best interests and preserve our planet. Across the renewable energy industry, we will collaborate towards achieving industrywide ESG objectives, and internally we will support employees to embed ESG values into all levels of decision-making. In partnership with our supply chain, we’ll work together to achieve our ESG objectives, and we’ll educate and empower the communities we operate in, and the wider societies we’re part, of to drive positive change.
We’ll reduce negative environmental impact and have a positive impact wherever possible across our operations and growth, working to identify opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and water consumption, and increase waste recovery. We’ll focus on integrating newly acquired and organically grown assets and implementing minimum requirements that go beyond compliance. We’ll work to understand any risks to nature on our sites, whilst striving to reduce them and enhance biodiversity.
We’ll build and maintain good governance and embed ESG through our business processes so that it informs strategic decision-making. Assessment of ESG and climate risks and opportunities will continue to be embedded in our corporate risk management and due diligence processes, and we’ll do everything we can to ensure data and reporting is reliable, transparent, and financially integrated. Our aim is nothing less than full compliance with ESG regulations and internal policies.
Across the three supporting pillars of our ESG strategy, we will embrace evolution to ensure that our approach remains open to exciting opportunities. Our growth has been one continuous evolution, enabling us to outpace climate change, keep innovating, and expand our potential. By anchoring our ESG commitment in our core mission, values and vision, we empower our people to deliver on it every day.
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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) & Inclusive Leadership
Supporting the wellbeing of our communities and stakeholders by creating an inclusive leadership environment that’s underpinned by the implementation of our DEI and business strategy.
Climate Change Impact & Awareness
Continuing our role as strong advocates for fighting climate change through education, business practices and publicising the steps we’re taking.
Business Performance & Innovation
Investing in the advancement of the renewables sector through the development of new technologies, solutions and research for our business, while partnering and collaborating with peers, experts and suppliers.
Facilitating and supporting education in the renewables sector through access to - and profit from - our renewable energy assets.
Ventient Energy has been recognised in the 2022 GRESB Infrastructure Assessment as Sector Leader in the categories of Renewable Power and Wind Power Generation, achieving Sector Leader status for the fourth time.
In 2022 we also achieved a score of 100 in the GRESB ratings, ranking 1st overall for all 3 categories: GRESB Score, Management Score and Performance Score, and receiving a 5-star GRESB rating.
This report describes our annual sustainability journey and our efforts to be a positive force in our communities and in society. The report reflects our sector-leading position recognised by our independently-validated GRESB score since 2018.