Our overriding goal is to generate renewable energy to secure the future of people and the planet.
We are taking action against climate change in everything that we do. That’s why the recognition from GRESB in Outstanding Leadership in Sustainability is so important to us. From expanding our onshore wind portfolio and leading the sector, designing innovative PPAs and bespoke solutions for managing the performance of our assets and their impact on the environment, to taking part in an expedition to the Antarctic to educate our teams on the impact of climate change, we are spearheading our industry and leading by example.
Our commitment to building a sustainable future also encompasses driving awareness of the need for transitioning to renewable energy resources among all our stakeholders.
Our responsibility to the planet includes a responsibility of our teams including employees, stakeholders or suppliers. From the use of an electric car fleet to banning single use plastic in our workplaces, to the supply of electricity from renewable resources for our assets across Europe, our commitment is total. It’s the Ventient Way to Be.
Every drop counts
We’re making water go further on our sites. In 2019 we trialled a filter system, allowing us to collect rainwater and make it drinkable. Besides cutting water consumption, this will improve our impact on CO2 emissions, by minimising road delivery of drinking water. So far, 60% of our UK sites are harvesting rainwater. We’re looking to extend the trial to our sites across Europe.
Less fuel, less plastic
The entire car fleets of the teams looking after our assets in Spain, France and Belgium are all-electric – minimising CO2 emissions. All Ventient offices have banned single-use plastic, our kitchens are equipped to avoid generating plastic waste and we partner with local catering companies that allow us to send back any plastic container for re-use.
Going with the Flow
Our aim is to be a good neighbour not just to people who live near our sites but to the incredibly diverse variety of wildlife that shares our planet. While wind energy is a beacon of hope as humanity transitions from its reliance on carbon-based fuels, it’s also clear from a recently concluded fifteen-year environmental study at our Causeymire wind farm that the turbines required to harness the wind can comfortably co-exist in an environment that positively encourages biodiversity.